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.
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.
All committee meetings will take place online and by teleconference only.
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Meeting ID: 910 4952 3734
Meeting 2 - Aug. 4, 2020, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meeting 1 - Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9 a.m to 12 p.m.