Proposed rulemaking

Rulemaking contact: Randy Trox, 541-687-7338

DEQ is conducting a rulemaking to update its rules concerning onsite wastewater management systems, commonly called septic systems. DEQ's onsite rules have become outdated over time. This rulemaking will bring standards and practices up to date and add new products and tools. The rulemaking will affect divisions -071 and -073 of DEQ's administrative rules. DEQ expects to complete this rulemaking in the fall of 2019.

The Technical Review Committee consists of up to nine persons appointed by the DEQ director. The committee includes onsite wastewater treatment experts from local government, DEQ, equipment manufacturers, consultants, installers and pumpers and others with technical or scientific knowledge applicable to the onsite program.
Past meetings
Meeting 5, May 22, 2019

Meeting 4, April 24, 2019 
Meeting Notes

Meeting 3, March 20, 2019
Meeting 2, Feb. 12, 2019
Meeting 1, Jan. 9, 2019
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 the state events calendar
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

See advisory commitee information below. 


EQC Action

Meeting has not been scheduled yet.


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