Rulemaking

Proposed rule

Rule contact: Kyrion Gray, 503-229-5280

In 2019 the Oregon legislature adopted HB 2209. The bill concerns contingency planning for railroad transportation of oil. Railroads are required to conduct emergency contingency planning and submit emergency plans to DEQ. DEQ is also required to adopt rules about this type of planning. DEQ is conducting this rulemaking to adopt these contingency planning rules. DEQ plans to hold rulemaking advisory committee meetings in the spring and summer of 2020, to publish draft rules and accept public comment on those rules in the fall of 2020, and to present the proposed rules to the Environmental Quality Commission for adoption in the spring of 2021.

Advisory committee

DEQ has appointed an advisory committee to assist in drafting the proposed rules. The committee will provide technical input and will review the proposed rules' estimated fiscal impact.

Meeting 3 - Oct. 6, 2020

Meeting 2 - Aug. 4, 2020

Meeting 1 - June 11, 2020

​Public involvement

The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2020.

For more information, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Draft Rules, which includes the notice, proposed rules and supporting documents.

Public hearing

A public hearing was held on Dec. 16, 2020.

EQC action

This rulemaking is scheduled to go before the Environmental Quality Commission at its next meeting on March 25-26, 2021.

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