Proposed rulemaking

Rule contact: Don Hendrix, 503-229-5108
DEQ proposes the Environmental Quality Commission approve new proposed rules to increase Title V permit fees for 2018 and 2019 by the change in the consumer price index as authorized by the federal Clean Air Act and state law, including:
  • Annual base fees assessed to all Title V sources regardless of emission quantities;
  • Emission fees assessed per ton of emissions from individual sources per calendar year; and
  • Specific activity fees assessed when a source owner or operator modifies a permit.
The proposed rules would increase fees in two phases. This approach would save administrative costs by holding a single public notice and comment period for two rulemakings. The proposed fee increase effective for invoice year 2018 is 1.99 percent based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics September 2017 consumer price index for the period September 2016 to August 2017. The proposed fee increase for invoice year 2019 is an additional 1.99 percent. It is an estimate identical to the 2018 increase.

Phase One - Adopted

Administrative Order No. DEQ 189-2018
Filed and effective July 13, 2018
See Oregon Bulletin August 2018

​Public involvement

Comment period closed at 9 a.m., June 21, 2018.
No comments were received.
View the Public Notice Packet

Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules and any supporting documents.

Public hearing
​Wednesday, June 19, 2018,  3 p.m.
DEQ Headquarters
700 NE Multnomah St., Room 601
Portland, OR 97232


EQC action

Phase 1 adopted by EQC on July 13, 2018

EQC Staff Report - Item N
Includes adopted rules