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Hazardous Waste Fees 2019

Adopted rule

Contact: Jeannette Acomb, 503-229-6303

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to align its hazardous waste fees to better support program needs. We are using a multi-phase project to amend fee funding over several years to increase fees. These fees will affect 500 sites producing hazardous waste and two businesses operating permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The proposed fees will ensure DEQ continues to implement the state’s federally delegated hazardous waste management program while providing technical assistance to many more business.
DEQ is convening the 2018 Hazardous Waste Fees Advisory Committee to inform Phase 1 of this project.
Once advisory committee meetings are complete, DEQ will begin the formal rulemaking process. DEQ will seek public comment on the proposed rules during a formal public comment period slated for early 2019. DEQ will consider all comments before preparing a final rule Phase I proposed rules package. DEQ expects to present the proposed rules to the Environmental Quality Commission in mid-2019. 

​​DEQ is convening the Hazardous Waste Fees Advisory Committee to inform Phase 1 of this project. This Committee will discuss proposed rules in meetings set through the summer of 2018. Since Hazardous Waste fees have remain unchanged from the late 1990’s, the Committee will review the rules related to:

  • Hazardous Waste Generator annual fees; and
  • Permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal fees

DEQ expects the committee will meet on:

  • Aug. 8, 2018
  • Sept. 13, 2018
  • Oct. 18 or 19, 2018

All meetings take place at DEQ Headquarters, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Sixth Floor, Portland, OR 97232 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

​​Past meetings​
Meeting 3 - Oct. 18, 2018
Meeting 2 - Sept. 13, 2018, DEQ Headquarters
Meeting 1 - Aug. 8, 2018, DEQ Headquarters

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. DEQ publishes meeting notices on

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 Hearing impaired persons may call 711. 

Public involvement

Comment period closed on Jan. 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. No comments were received.

View the public notice package 
Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules and any supporting documents.

Public hearing
A public hearing was held on Jan. 17, 2018

EQC action

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