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Proposed Rulemaking
Update Oregon's Air Quality Rules to Address Federal Regulations
Contact: Jerry Ebersole, 503-229-6974
The proposed rules would adopt new and amended federal air quality regulations that includes incorporating:
  • New federal standards for boilers and process heaters, stationary internal combustion engines, nitric acid plants, and crude oil and natural gas production, transmission and distribution
  • Newly amended federal standards to implement new federal emission guidelines for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units; and adopting the federal plan for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators
DEQ also requests public comment on the:
  • State plan to implement the federal Emission Guidelines for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units
  • Delegation request to implement the Federal Plan Requirements for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators.
DEQ received a request from Northwest Pulp and Paper Association and the Oregon Forest Industries Council to extend the public comment period, which had been scheduled to close on Dec. 23, 2013. DEQ is extending the public comment period for this rulemaking until Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. to provide additional time for comment.

Public Involvement
Comment closed Jan. 10, 2014
Advisory Committee: n/a
Public notice packet
includes i
nvitation to comment, proposed rules, notice, new and amended NESHAPs and NSPSs, state plan, and delegation request
Environmental Quality Commission Action
EQC meeting held March 19-20