​​​​Pro​posed rulemaking

Rulemaking contact: Nicole Singh, 503-706-7210

Climate Protection Program development

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a rulemaking to establish a new Climate Protection Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change. The objective of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program 2021 Rulemaking is to:

  • Establish a new program to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions from significant sources in Oregon, including large stationary sources, transportation fuels, and other liquid and gaseous fuels;

  • Define regulatory applicability and program requirements; and

  • Prioritize equity by promoting benefits and alleviating burdens for environmental justice and impacted communities.

​DEQ is convening an advisory committee to provide diverse perspectives on policy proposals, including fiscal, environmental justice, public health and economic impacts. DEQ will not seek consensus from the committee, nor will the committee be asked to vote, on specific issues. The committee’s discussions will be used by DEQ in forming its draft rules.

​Dates are tentative and subject to change. Additional meetings may also be added.

Next meeting: Meeting 2 – Feb. 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 PT

Upcoming meetings

  • Meeting 3 – March 18, 2021, , 9 a.m. to 4:30 PT
  • Meeting 4 – April 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 PT
  • Meeting 5 – May 20, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 PT
  • Meeting 6 – June 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 PT

Past meetings

Meeting 1, Jan. 14, 2021,

​Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. The public may attend the meeting, but the committee has discretion whether to allow the public to participate in the meeting. The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public notice and comment period later in the rulemaking. DEQ publishes meeting notices on the state events calendar. DEQ can provide documents in an alternate format or in a language other than English upon request. Call DEQ at 800-452-4011 or email​.


​Public involvement

See advisory committee information for current public involvement opportunities.


EQC meetings

This meeting has not yet been scheduled.


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