Executive Order No. 20-04 (EO 20-04) directed the EQC and DEQ to “take actions necessary to reduce methane gas emissions from landfills, as defined in ORS 459.005(14), that are aligned with the most stringent standards and requirements for reducing methane gas emissions from landfills adopted among the states having a boundary with Oregon.” EO 20-04, at 7. DEQ prepared and submitted a report to the Governor detailing the steps the agency will take to meet the Governor’s directive.
DEQ is conducting a formal Landfill Gas Emissions rulemaking that will consider regulations in effect in neighboring states and approaches to meet the Governor's directive. DEQ will seek public comment and feedback throughout the rulemaking process. Please visit the Landfill Gas Emissions 2021 rulemaking page for additional resources and opportunities to participate.