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Special meeting: Dec. 3, 2020

Special meeting of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission

Dec. 3, 2020: Teleconference

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

All times listed are approximate

Thursday, December 3: 12:30 to 5 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Open and welcome

12:35 p.m.
A. Action item: Draft meeting minutes
The commission will review and take action on draft minutes from the Sept. 17-18, 2020, regular meeting and Oct. 9, 2020, special EQC meeting.

12:40 p.m.
B. Informational item: Director's report
Director Whitman will present written and verbal updates on agency activities and other issues of interest to the commission.

1:25 p.m.
C. Action item: Update to the CAFO Memorandum of Understanding
DEQ will present proposed updates to the Memorandum of Understanding between the commission and the Oregon Department of Agriculture regarding the administration of the Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Program.

1:50 p.m.
D. Informational item: Waters of the U.S. and 401 Certification Program updates
DEQ will present updates on federal actions related to designations for Waters of the U.S. and the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Program.

2:10 p.m.
E. Discussion/Action item: Follow-up on the Rules Advisory Committee for the Greenhouse Gas Cap and Reduce Program 
DEQ will update the commission on a possible addition to the roster for the GHG rules advisory committee.

2:30 p.m.
F. Informational item: Recycling system modernization update
DEQ will present an update on the status of Oregon's recycling systems, and the recommendations of the Recycling Steering Committee.

3:10 p.m.
G. Discussion item: Annual self-evaluation survey 
The commission will discuss the results of the annual self-evaluation survey, for the 2019 meeting year, and provide feedback on potential next steps or other commission planning elements.

3:35 p.m.
H. Public forum
The commission will open an opportunity for any person to address the commission on environmental topics. People presenting comment are asked to limit their speaking time to three minutes or less, and all times may be adjusted at the commission's discretion. 

4:35 p.m.
I. Informational item: Commissioner reports
Commissioners will provide verbal updates on their recent activities as liaisons to other boards or commission or present other items of interest related to the commission, public health and the environment.

5 p.m.
The commission will adjourn at approximately 5 p.m.


The following items have been rescheduled to the commission's next regular meeting in January 2021:

  • Action item: Outstanding Resource Waters Designation for Waldo and Crater Lakes
  • Discussion/action item: Comment and engagement opportunities at commission meetings
  • Informational item: Diesel emissions and pollution reduction


The 2021 meeting dates will be confirmed after the Dec. 3, 2020, special meeting and will be posted to the EQC homepage.


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