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High Hazard Rail Contingency Planning 2021

Adopted rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ-8-2021 
Filed and effective: May 20, 2021 
See Oregon Bulletin, June 2021

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. The EQC adopted these contingency planning rules.

Advisory committee

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

Advisory Committee Roster

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.
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EQC action

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on May 20, 2021.