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  • Rules and Regulations

    The Department of Environmental Quality implements Oregon’s environmental laws though its rules and related programs. Throughout each year, we propose rules that define how the public and industry interact with the environment in an effort to benefit the economy, human habitation, and the preservation of natural areas.
    To those ends, we seek public involvement during the rule development process by conducting information meetings, holding public hearings, establishing advisory committee meetings, and inviting public comment.
    The Environmental Quality Commission is DEQ’s formal policy and rulemaking body. Proposed rules only become effective when the commission adopts them.  
    If you have any questions about DEQ's rules or rulemaking process, please contact the Agency Rules Coordinator, Meyer Goldstein at 503-229-6478.
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Current Rulemaking Proposals
The list below includes proposed rules or rules the Environmental Quality Commission recently adopted. Click on the specific rule to view information about any advisory committee activity, Notice of Rulemaking, comment deadlines and hearings. 
DEQ Rulemaking Plan

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