Administrative Order: DEQ-20-2021
Filed: Nov. 18, 2021
Effective: Jan. 1, 2022
See Oregon Bulletin - December 2021
Rulemaking contact: Ellie Brown
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorizes the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to operate the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste program in lieu of EPA. Oregon must periodically review and adopt new or amended federal rules to retain this federal authority. DEQ last updated its rules in July 2017. In that rulemaking, DEQ incorporated by reference most federal rules enacted through June 30, 2015.
In this rulemaking, the Environmental Quality Commission adopted rules to align DEQ's hazardous waste rules with the federal rules. This rulemaking incorporated a previously adopted, but subsequently amended federal rule, and incorporated new federal rules that had not been previously adopted into Oregon rules. These changes will enable Oregon to ask EPA to continue authorizing Oregon to operate its RCRA hazardous waste program in lieu of EPA. To ensure DEQ issues fair and appropriate civil penalties for non-compliance of the adopted rules, DEQ also included proposed changes to Division 12 enforcement rules with this rulemaking.
Meeting 3 – May 18, 2021
Meeting 2 – April 27, 2021
Meeting 1: March 30, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing impaired persons may call 711.