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Composting Pathogen Reduction 2019

Adopted rule

Rulemaking contact: Michael Lee, 503-229-6832

This rulemaking is to adopt a permanent version of a previously-adopted temporary rule. DEQ recognized an unintended consequence in the wording of its pathogen reduction rule for solid waste. As formerly worded, the rule imposed different pathogen reduction requirements for anaerobic composters located on agricultural operations than for those located elsewhere. DEQ did not intend that result and has corrected that consequence in the rule wording proposed in this rulemaking.

​​​This committee's purpose is to review DEQ's draft fiscal impact statement. As ORS 183.333(3) provides, DEQ will ask the committee for its recommendations about the nature and extent of any fiscal impact, and how, if it applies, DEQ can comply with ORS. 183.540 to minimize the impact on small businesses.

​​Meeting 1

Apr.1, 2019 - DEQ Salem Administrative Office​

​Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. The public may attend the meeting, but the committee has discretion whether to allow the public to participate in the meeting. The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public notice and comment period later in the rulemaking.  Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email to Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

Public involvement

Public comment closed at 4 p.m. on May 17, 2019.

EQC action

The EQC adopted the proposed rule amendments on July 18, 2019.