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Climate Protection Program 2024

Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Nicole Singh, 503-869-2119

The purpose of this rulemaking is to reestablish a climate mitigation program in place of the recently invalidated Climate Protection Program. In December 2023, the Oregon Court of Appeals determined that DEQ did not fully comply with notice requirements during the 2021 Climate Protection Program rulemaking process, thereby invalidating the program. 
This rulemaking will: 

  • Reestablish a program to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions from significant sources in Oregon including large stationary sources, transportation fuels, and other liquid and gaseous fuels.  
  • Set an enforceable and declining limit, or cap, on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels used in Oregon, including diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and propane beginning in 2025.    
  • Prioritize equity by promoting benefits and alleviating burdens for environmental justice communities.  
  • Reestablish a climate program with comparable scope and emissions reduction ambitions as the previously adopted Climate Protection Program. 

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In convening this committee, DEQ selected a committee that was large enough to provide diverse perspectives and represent affected parties and stakeholders, while allowing opportunity for members to engage.  Advisory committee members will review proposed rules and provide feedback on potential fiscal, economic, and racial equity impacts.  

​​​DEQ will hold three advisory committee meetings. The public is welcome to attend all meetings virtually. There will be opportunity for the public to give oral comment or provide written comments following each meeting. Meeting dates and tentative times are below. Instructions to attend by Zoom will be posted here.  

  • Meet​ing 2: May 14, 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

  • Meeting 3: June 25, 2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT


Previous meetings


Public involvement

There are no public events scheduled at this time.

EQC action

This meeting has not yet been scheduled.