Action on Climate Change

Town halls

In October, DEQ will be hosting three town hall public meetings via webinar to share policy design input received during the technical workshops, explain what to expect during the rulemaking phase, and to receive input and comments on program design and priorities. Check back here for meeting materials and participation information.

Meeting dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Technical workshops

In August and September, DEQ hosted six technical workshops via webinar for detailed discussions on specific program design elements, options, and implications to inform program scoping prior to formal rulemaking. Each workshop had an accompanying issue brief that was made available in advance of the webinar to help set the stage for the discussion.

 Workshops

Topic: Sectors, sources, and types of emissions to be covered by program.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
Meeting materials
Topic: Level and trajectory of emissions limits or “caps" over time for the sources covered under a program.             
 

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

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Topic: ​Potential options for emissions reductions outside the scope of the program to qualify toward meeting compliance under the program as a way to achieve compliance at less cost.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
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Topic: Options for issuing “instruments" that represent allowable emissions under the program and how the usage of such instruments may demonstrate compliance.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
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Meeting summary will be available after the meeting.

Topic: Program design considerations and market characteristics to collectively reduce compliance costs and indirect program impacts. 

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

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Meeting summary will be available after the meeting.

Topic: Program design considerations for underserved communities, such as environmental justice, economic outcomes, and distribution of program costs/benefits. 

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
 
Meeting materials

Meeting summary will be available after the meeting.

Public engagement kick-off

On July 29, 2020, DEQ held a virtual information session to kick-off the public engagement process to develop a program to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. The meeting was an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to learn more about the program development and upcoming opportunities for participation, ask questions, and provide comment.