Oregon Environmental Quality Commission Meeting
October 17, 18 and 19, 2007
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Wednesday, October 17—Regular meeting begins at 8:30 am
Informational Item: Director’s Dialogue
Stephanie Hallock will discuss current events and issues involving the Department.
Provide an opportunity for members of the project’s Core Group and members of the public to offer comments to the EQC
Lauri Aunan and Jordan Palmeri, Department
of Environmental Quality
[Attachments: Staff Report, Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C]
Thursday, October 18—Regular meeting begins at 9:30
The Commission will hold an Executive Session from 8:30 am to 9:30 am to consult with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current or potential litigation against the DEQ. Only representatives of the media may attend and media representatives may not report on any deliberations during the session.
The Commissioners will join the DEQ Director and Executive Management Team at
6:00 for dinner at the Porto Terra Restaurant.
Friday, October 18—Regular meeting begins at 9:30 am
- Discussion and conclusions
 This executive session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(1)(h).
Future Environmental Quality Commission meeting dates include:
December 13 – 14, 2007 in Portland
February 21 - 22, 2008
April 24 - 25, 2008
June 19 - 20, 2008
August 21 - 22, 2008
October 23 - 24, 2008
December 11 - 12, 2008
* Rule Adoptions: Hearings have been held on Rule Adoption items and public comment periods have closed. In accordance with ORS 183.335(14), no comments may be presented by any party to either the Commission or Department on these items at any time during this meeting.
Staff Reports: Staff reports for each item on this agenda can be viewed and printed from DEQ’s Web site athttp://www.deq.state.or.us/about/eqc/eqc.htm. To request a particular staff report be sent to you in the mail, contact the EQC Assistant, Department of Environmental Quality, Director’s Office, 811 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204; telephone 503-229-5990, toll-free 1-800-452-4011 extension 5990, or 503-229-6993 (TTY). Please specify the agenda item letter when requesting reports. If special physical, language or other accommodations are needed for this meeting, please advise the EQC Assistant as soon as possible, but at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Public Forum: The Commission will provide time in the meeting during the late morning of Wednesday, October 17, for members of the public to speak to the Commission. Individuals wishing to speak to the Commission must sign a request form at the meeting and limit presentations to five minutes. The Commission may discontinue the public forum after a reasonable time if a large number of speakers wish to appear. In accordance with ORS 183.335(13), no comments may be presented on Rule Adoption items for which public comment periods have closed.
Note: Because of the uncertain length of time needed for each agenda item, the Commission may hear any item at any time during the meeting. If a specific time is indicated for an agenda item, an effort will be made to consider that item as close to that time as possible. However, scheduled times may be modified if participants agree. Those wishing to hear discussion of an item should arrive at the beginning of the meeting to avoid missing the item.
The Environmental Quality Commission is a five-member, all volunteer, citizen panel appointed by the governor for four-year terms to serve as DEQ’s policy and rule-making board. Members are eligible for reappointment but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Lynn Hampton, Chair
Lynn Hampton recently retired as Tribal Prosecutor for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and previously was Deputy District Attorney for Umatilla County. She received her B.A. at University of Oregon and her J.D. at University of Oregon School of Law. Commissioner Hampton was appointed to the EQC in July 2003 and lives in Pendleton.
Ken Williamson, Commissioner
Ken Williamson is head of the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. at Oregon State University and his Ph.D. at Stanford University. Commissioner Williamson was appointed to the EQC in February 2004 and reappointed in May, 2007. He lives in Corvallis. He represents the EQC on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).
Judy Uherbelau, Commissioner
Judy Uherbelau is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Economics/Political Science. She received a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and recently closed her law practice with Thomas C. Howser, PC in Ashland. Judy served in the Peace Corps and the Oregon House of Representatives as well as numerous boards and commissions. Commissioner Uherbelau was appointed to the EQC in February 2005 and lives in Ashland.
Donalda Dodson, Commissioner
Donalda Dodson is currently Interim Executive Director of the Oregon Child Development Coalition. Previously, she served as Administrator of the Department of Human Services Office of Family Health and as Manager of the Maternal/Child Health Program at the Marion County Health Department. Donalda has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a master's degree in public health. She has chaired or served on nearly a dozen public health committees and task forces and expresses a strong interest in bringing environmental issues into the public health arena. Commissioner Dodson was appointed to the EQC in August of 2005 and reappointed in July of 2007. She resides in Salem.
Bill Blosser, Vice Chair
Bill Blosser is owner of William Blosser Consulting. He is employed by, and has held several positions with CH2M Hill in Portland. Bill served as Director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development from 2001-2002 and was formerly president of Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee, Oregon. Bill has served on and chaired numerous commissions and task forces, including terms as chair of the Water Resources Commission, chair of the Land Conservation and Development Commission and chair of the Policy Advisory Committee on Water Quality to the EQC. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and humanities from Stanford University and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Commissioner Blosser was appointed to the EQC in January 2006 and lives in Portland.
Stephanie Hallock, Director
Department of Environmental Quality
811 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1390
Telephone: (503) 229-5696 Toll Free in Oregon: (800) 452-4011
TTY: (503) 229-6993 Fax: (503) 229-6124
Helen Lottridge, Assistant to the Commission
Telephone: (503) 229-6725