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July 20, 2023

427th regular meeting of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission meeting (hybrid)

Virtual via Zoom and in-person at the Portland State Office Building, Room 1D, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232

Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 All times are approximate and subject to change 
9 a.m., 5 min.
Welcome and meeting open
The commission will open the meeting and review the day’s agenda.

9:05 a.m., 5 min
Item A: Draft meeting minutes (Action)
Commissioners will review and take action on proposed draft minutes from the May 2023 meeting. 
9:10 a.m., 45 min
DEQ will present verbal and written updates on agency activities and other issues of interest to the commission.

9:55 a.m., 45 min
DEQ’s Legislative Affairs Team will brief the commission on outcomes of the 2023 Legislative Session. Updates will include a summary of DEQ’s 2023-25 Legislative Approved Budget and other policy measures adopted by the legislature impacting the agency’s work. 
10:40 a.m., 15 min Break

10:55 a.m., 35 min
In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 2007, now codified as ORS 468A.813, directing the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt a program, by rule, that will allow for owners and operators of diesel-powered construction equipment to demonstrate the emissions profile of each piece of equipment, and in turn receive emission control labels from DEQ that will reflect those profiles. The labels issued by DEQ would be placed on the outside of equipment or vehicles, which would make it easier for interested parties to identify key characteristics of the engines inside of them.  
11:30 a.m., 30 min
DEQ will present a proposal for a temporary rulemaking to implement a Title V Fee increase subject to approval from the legislature during the 2023 session.
12 p.m., 60 min
Working lunch and executive session
The commission will hold an executive session over a working lunch, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f) and (h).

1 p.m., 45 min.

1:45 p.m., 45 min
DEQ’s Materials Management Program will present draft rules for implementation of the Mattress Stewardship Act, SB 1576 (2022). The proposed rules establish an annual fee, delegate authority to DEQ and clarify requirements of a stewardship organization. 
2:30 p.m., 30 min
DEQ will present and propose rule revisions for Waste Tires. The proposal would relocate these rules from Division 64, a stand-alone division specific to waste tires, into Divisions 93, 96 and 97, relevant divisions that pertain to other types of solid waste management. The proposal would also update fee types and align the requirements with Oregon Fire Code. The last update to the Waste Tire rules was in 1992.
3 p.m., 15 min Break

3:15 p.m., 15 min
3:30 p.m., 45 min
The Oregon Water Resources Department is leading an inter-agency project team, which includes DEQ, to update the 2017 Statewide Integrated Water Resources Strategy. Staff from WRD and DEQ will provide an update on the project and seek input from the commission on key issues.
4:15 p.m., 45 min
The temperature TMDLs for the Lower Columbia-Sandy Subbasin and Willamette Subbasins are the first two TMDLs of the court ordered schedule. This update is in preparation and prior to proposed rule adoption by the EQC in November 2023.

5  p.m. Adjourn meeting