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Special meeting: Oct. 9, 2020

Special meeting of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission

Oct. 9, 2020: Teleconference

This meeting was held by teleconference, and people accessed the meeting using the Zoom online platform or by toll-free telephone line. 

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020: 9 to 10 a.m.

Meeting materials: Includes both items A and B

A. Action item: Proposed order granting temporary variances from certain asbestos requirements for cleanup activities on properties burned by the 2020 wildfires
DEQ will propose an order for commission review and approval. The proposed order would allow two specific kinds of temporary variances from certain regulations related to the management and disposal of asbestos-containing materials and waste materials that must be cleaned up following catastrophic wildfires across Oregon in August and September 2020.


B. Action item: 2020 Wildfire Response, Solid Waste Letter Authorization Waivers and Exemptions (Temporary rules)
DEQ will propose temporary rules that would allow for waivers and exemptions to existing Solid Waste Letter Authorization requirements. The proposed temporary rules would support previous Executive Orders and help expedite the efficient and safe removal, management and disposal of debris from the catastrophic wildfires across Oregon in August and September 2020.


The next regular commission meeting is Nov. 19-20, 2020
2021 dates will be updated soon.


For questions about the commission please contact Stephanie Caldera, or call 503-229-5301 

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Please contact Stephanie Caldera for commission materials prior to 2020