Cleaner Air Oregon Rules Advisory Committee will meet on August 29th and 30th in Portland

matt schulte

The Cleaner Air Oregon Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet for a day in a half in Portland. The meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon
University of Oregon White Stag Building
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209

The purpose of this RAC meeting is for the committee to provide input to the Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority on a discussion draft of rules and a fiscal impact statement for the Cleaner Air Oregon program. This is a step toward preparation of draft rules for public comment, and eventual consideration by the Environmental Quality Commission. DEQ and OHA anticipate releasing a more developed draft of the rules and fiscal impact statement for public comment in mid-October.

The Cleaner Air Oregon program was launched by Governor Kate Brown on April 6, 2016 to close gaps in Oregon’s current rules that stem from shortcomings in federal law. The goals of Cleaner Air Oregon’s regulatory reforms are to assess and reduce toxic air emissions from industrial sources that can pose risks to nearby communities.

Cleaner Air Oregon’s 25-member Rules Advisory Committee includes air quality and environmental justice advocates, representatives of industrial facilities, public health experts, local governments and other stakeholders.

To view meeting documents and schedule, visit the Cleaner Air Oregon Rulemaking page