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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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Proposed Rules Adopted Rules

Adopted Rules - 2016

DEQ 1-2016 Water Quality Permit Fee 2015 Rule Correction

DEQ 2-2016 2016 Solid Waste Permit Fee Rules

DEQ 3-2016 SB 705 Asbestos Survey

DEQ 4-2016 Colored Art Glass Manufacturer Emissions - Temporary

DEQ 5-2016 Clean Fuels Baseline Standards Correction - Temporary

DEQ 6-2016 Colored Art Glass Manufacturer Emissions Corrections - Temporary

DEQ 7-2016 Title V Consumer Price Index 2016 - Phase I


Petition to Initiate Rulemaking to Designate Outstanding Resource Waters



Adopted Rules in Prior Years

2015  |  2014   |   2013   |   2012

For rulemaking actions prior to 2012, please submit a public records request.