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Northwest Environmental Advocates Petition to the Environmental Quality Commission to Initiate Rulemaking Related to Pesticides

On Aug. 9, 2012, Northwest Environmental Advocates submitted a petition to the Environmental Quality Commission requesting that the Commission initiate rulemaking to adopt pesticide use regulations into Oregon’s water quality standards rules (Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 340, Division 41). The petition also requests that DEQ revise the pesticide general permit and that the Commission petition the state boards of agriculture and forestry to take actions.

The Commission decided to deny the rulemaking petition at their meeting in Bend, Oregon on October 25, 2012. Please see the documents below for additional information.

EQC Order

EQC Staff Report

  • Attachment A - Petition
  • Attachment B - Presiding officer's report on public hearing
  • Attachment C - Summary of public comments
  • Attachment D - Evaluation of a petition to initiate rulemaking and take actions related to pesticide use in Oregon, October 11, 2012
Public Notice

Q & A

Petition Cover Letter

Petition Table of Contents


Contact Information

For more information, contact Debra Sturdevant, DEQ's Water Quality Standards Program, at 541-229-6691, toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 6691 or by email.

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For more information on DEQ's Water Quality Division and its programs, see our contact page.

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