​​​​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 has contracted with ICF to conduct a study to inform program options and advisory committee discussion. More information is available on our Modeling Study on Program Options to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions page.

Key resources

​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.

Upcoming meetings
Meeting 4 – April 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT

  • Agenda

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  • Join by phone
    Call in number:1-253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 930 8504 3206
    Passcode: 267117

Modeling Question and Answer Session 
April 28, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT

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    Call in number:1-253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 957 4248 6449
    Passcode: 314257​

Meeting 5 – May 25, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT

Meeting 6 – June 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT

Meeting 7 – July 8, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT


Past meetings

Meeting 1: Jan. 14, 2021

Meeting 2: Feb. 17, 2021

Meeting 3: March 18, 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 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

Submit comments and questions to

For more information about written comment requests, please see the most recent presentation materials below.


EQC meetings

The meeting, when rules will be proposed, has not yet been scheduled. 

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