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DEQ is undertaking the second of two rulemakings to clarify and implement the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act of 2021. The Act requires producers of packaging, paper products and food service ware to support and expand recycling services in Oregon for their products. In this second rulemaking, DEQ plans to propose rules on multiple topics, including permitting standards and fees related to commingled recycling processing facilities; living wages and supportive benefits for commingled recycling processing facility workers; generator-facing contamination; covered product exemptions; standards for environmental impact evaluation and disclosure; and a waste prevention and reuse fee. DEQ plans to bring proposed rules to the EQC in 2024.
DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.
Meeting 1: July 13, 2023, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
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