Air Oregon is a proposed statewide program started by Governor Kate Brown in
2016. The goal of the program is to reduce the public health risks from toxic
air pollution released from facilities. DEQ and the Oregon Health
Authority released draft Cleaner Air Oregon regulations for public review and
comment in the fall of 2017. DEQ and OHA reviewed and carefully considered each
public comment submitted during this process.
On April 10, 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate
Bill 1541 into law, which requires revisions to certain conditions in the
Cleaner Air Oregon draft rules. As a result, DEQ and OHA made changes in the
draft rules required by the law and changes reflecting consideration of comments
received in 2017, and other changes that reflect updated thinking on certain
DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority opened a second
public comment period from June 25 – Aug. 6, 2018. Review the updated 2018 rules to prepare for
the public comment period.
Cleaner Air Oregon Proposed Rules: