Proposed rulemaking

Rulemaking contact: ​Debra Sturdevant, 503-229-6691

Outstanding Resource Waters are high quality waters that constitute an outstanding state resource due to their extraordinary water quality or ecological values, or where special protection is needed to maintain critical habitat areas. The law authorizes the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt administrative rules and policies to designate and protect these waters. OAR 340-041-0004(8). In response to a citizen petition, DEQ is proposing to adopt rules and policies designating Waldo and Crater lakes as Outstanding Resource Waters. DEQ will hold advisory committees meetings, publish draft rules and accept public comments, and then present the proposed rules to the commission for adoption.

DEQ has appointed an advisory committee to assist DEQ in drafting rules through which DEQ will designate Waldo and Crater Lakes as Outstanding Resource Waters.

Meeting 2

June 16, 2020; 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This meeting is online and teleconference only

You can join the online meeting by clicking on this link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.
You can join the teleconference using this information:
call in number: +1 971-319-4991
Access code: 328 604 348#

Meeting 1

​Wednesday, May 27, 2020; 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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. DEQ publishes meeting notices on Events Calendar . 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 Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

Public involvement

See advisory commitee information below.

EQC action

Meeting has not been scheduled yet.