Rulemaking

Proposed rulemaking

Rulemaking contact: Jessika Cohen, 503-229-6258
 
DEQ's Heating Oil Tanks program authorizes and facilitates a third party certification process to provide HOT decommissioning and cleanup oversight. To perform HOT decommissioning work, contractors must hold a DEQ service provider license, including errors and omissions insurance, and certify that their work complies with Oregon rules. DEQ’s role is to ensure that work is performed adequately by updating and disseminating standards, licensing service providers, maintaining project records, and auditing project work. DEQ does not receive general funds to conduct this work.
 

The HOT program is supported by the Service Provider licensure and report filing fees defined in Oregon Administrative Rules chapter 340, divisions 163 and 177.

DEQ is proposing rule amendments to increase existing fees. DEQ has convened this advisory committee to review a draft Fiscal Impact Statement and provide input on proposed rule amendments.
 

​DEQ's Heating Oil Tanks program authorizes and facilitates a third party certification process to provide HOT decommissioning and cleanup oversight. To perform HOT decommissioning work, contractors must hold a DEQ service provider license, including errors and omissions insurance, and certify that their work complies with Oregon rules. DEQ’s role is to ensure that work is performed adequately by updating and disseminating standards, licensing service providers, maintaining project records, and auditing project work. DEQ does not receive general funds to conduct this work.

The HOT program is supported by the Service Provider licensure and report filing fees defined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) chapter 340, divisions 163 and 177. DEQ invites public input on proposed permanent rule amendments, which aim to better sustain the HOT program by increasing these fees.

DEQ is proposing rule amendments to increase existing fees. DEQ has convened this advisory committee to review a draft Fiscal Impact Statement and provide input on proposed rule amendments.

Committee roster

Meeting 1

Friday, August 2, 2019

Meeting call-in number: 888-363-4734

Participatn code: 1910322

​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. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us. Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

 

Public involvement

​The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2019.
 
DEQ will not consider any comments submitted after that deadline. The next step in the rule adoption process is for the Environmental Quality Commission to consider adopting the proposed rule changes at a future meeting. 
 
 

EQC Action

Meeting has not been scheduled yet.