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DEQ's Climate Protection Program uses two approaches to regulate companies. One approach sets a declining limit, or cap, on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels suppliers, including suppliers of diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and propane. A second approach is the Best Available Emissions Reduction (BAER) program. The BAER program applies to additional sources of emissions at industrial facilities that are not covered by the emissions cap. For example, some industrial processes like cement production include chemical reactions that produce greenhouse gasses. Other processes like semiconductor manufacturing and foam blowing use potent greenhouse gasses as part of their production process. Stationary sources (industrial facilities) are subject to BAER if their covered emissions are 25,000 or more metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year.
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-271 determine who is subject to the program and what they must do.
As the documents above are issued, DEQ will make them available on this website.
Details about each facility currently subject to BAER are included below. As the process begins, DEQ will post relevant documents here.
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