Next Steps for Cleaner Air Oregon
Review of Public Comments
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority will read and consider all comments submitted during both comment periods. DEQ may change the proposed rules and fiscal impact statement based on those comments. DEQ groups comments about similar ideas and summarizes what those comments say about the topic. Each proposed idea or topic area, whether DEQ proposes to adopt it or not, will have a written response describing why.
Submission of Staff Report October 2018
At the end of the review process, DEQ and OHA will write a summary called a Staff Report for the Environmental Quality Commission. The EQC is a 5-member commission appointed by the Governor to be the decision maker on environmental rules. The staff report will have a copy of each individual comment, the summaries and responses, and the proposed rules with any changes. DEQ will submit the staff report to the EQC and make the report available to the public in October 2018.
EQC Action November 15-16, 2018
The EQC will review the staff report and proposed rules, and meet to take action in November 2018. The EQC could choose to approve the proposal as presented, approve it with changes, not approve it at all, or take other actions.