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