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Small and Mid-size Boiler Rule Amendments

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
2/16 F speaker icon Exempt The permanent rule replaces temporary rules for the Heat Smart program, and provides definitional clarity about the parties subject to the program rules. This rule revision supports biomass-based economic development projects in Oregon scheduled to begin this year.

Water Quality Standards Revision, West Division Main Canal near Hermiston, Oregon

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
4/26 I speaker icon Exempt This rulemaking revises the water quality standards that apply to an irrigation canal near Hermiston in order to protect beneficial uses appropriate for the canal. Domestic water supply (drinking water) and trout are currently-designated uses that are not existing or appropriate uses for the canal and are proposed to be removed.

Water Quality Certification Procedures for Klamath River Restoration Project

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
4/26 J speaker icon Exempt These updates to water quality rules allow limited, short-term increases in some pollutants related to the potential removal of a dam on the Klamath River if DEQ is able to conclude that the dam removal will result in long-term benefits to water quality and fish. The rules will only be used if the U.S. Secretary of the Interior decides to remove the dams and the removal entity applies for a 401 certification from DEQ. As of April 6, 2012, the Secretary has not issued any order.

Proposed Title V Fee Rules

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
6/21 C speaker icon   This rulemaking increases Title V operating permit fees by the change in the Consumer Price Index authorized by federal and state law. The fee increases are necessary to cover the reasonable costs associated with DEQ’s operation of Oregon’s Title V program.

E-Cycles Registration Fee Change

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
6/21 D speaker icon   These rules revise the registration fees electronics manufacturers pay annually to DEQ to cover DEQ’s costs for administering Oregon’s electronics recycling program, Oregon E-Cycles. The rules establish (a) the revenue needed to cover DEQ’s administrative costs; and (b) a seven-tier fee structure and process to distribute the revenue need among registered manufacturers based primarily on their market share.

401 Certification Fee

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
10/24 F

Proposed Rules
speaker icon Required The 401 certification fee ensures sufficient revenue and staff to support the 401 Certification Program for removal projects consistent with recent legislation. DEQ certifies that activities requiring federal licenses and permits comply with water quality requirements and standards.

Water Quality Permit fee increase

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
10/24 G

Proposed Rules
speaker icon REQUIRED The fee increase, of 2.7 percent, for most Water Quality Division permit fees, is based on statute allowing annual increases of up to three percent. It applies to all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Water Pollution Control Facility permit holders, except for suction dredge and graywater permit holders.

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/6 E

Proposed Rules
speaker icon REQUIRED Oregon’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan program provides low-interest loans to public agencies for projects that would prevent or mitigate water pollution.

Rule amendments improve DEQ’s ability to provide financial assistance to public agencies. The amendments address diverse water quality improvement project needs, provide clarity about the loan program’s funding process and ensure long-term longevity of the revolving fund.

Wastewater System Operator Certification

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/6 F

Proposed Rules
speaker icon EXEMPT The amended operator and system owner fees fund the Wastewater System Operator Certification program including a computer software upgrade. The rule amendments also reflect current program practices.

Title V Permit Fee Rules

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/6 G

Proposed Rules
speaker icon EXEMPT These rules provide the initial framework of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program that is foundational to eventual low carbon fuel standards. This program is a component of several important Oregon initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including Oregon's energy, transportation and climate protection action plans. Approximately one-third of Oregon’s greenhouse gases come from transportation sources, and providing cleaner fuels will help reduce these emissions.

Klamath Falls PM2.5 Plan

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/6 H

Proposed Rules
speaker icon REQUIRED The amended operator and system owner fees fund the Wastewater System Operator Certification program including a computer software upgrade. The rule amendments also reflect current program practices.

Oakridge PM2.5 Attainment Plan

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/6 I

Proposed Rules
speaker icon EXEMPT The adopt attainment plan and associated rules are designed to bring the area into compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 by the December 2014 federal deadline. This will reduce fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, to protect the health of the residents in the city of Oakridge and neighboring Westfir community.

Oregon Clean Fuels

Adopted EQC Rule Adoption Excerpt SOS Bulletin Required Rule Review
(ORS 183.405)
Summary
Agenda Item Audio At Notice At Filing
12/7 N

Proposed Rules
speaker icon EXEMPT These rules provide the initial framework of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program that is foundational to eventual low carbon fuel standards. This program is a component of several important Oregon initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including Oregon's energy, transportation and climate protection action plans. Approximately one-third of Oregon’s greenhouse gases come from transportation sources, and providing cleaner fuels will help reduce these emissions.

 

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