Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Donald Hendrix, 503-875-5555  

DEQ proposes the Environmental Quality Commission approve new proposed rules to increase Title V permit fees for 2022 and 2023 by the change in the consumer price index as authorized by the federal Clean Air Act and state law, including the:

  • 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 2022 is 1.46 percent based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics September 2020 consumer price index for the period September 2019 to August 2020. The proposed fee increase for invoice year 2023 is an additional 2.03 percent.

Public involvement

The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on May 21, 2021.

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.

For more information, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Draft Rules, which includes the notice, proposed rules and supporting documents.

Public hearing
A public hearing was held on May 17, 2021.

EQC action

This rulemaking is scheduled to go before the Environmental Quality Commission at its July 21-22, 2021 meeting.

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