On April 6, 2016, Governor Kate Brown announced the launch of Cleaner Air Oregon, a new initiative to reform industrial air toxics regulations and align them with public health. DEQ and OHA have begun a formal rulemaking process to engage the public in creating human health risk-based rules for industrial facilities, for consideration by the EQC.
DEQ and OHA are convening a technical workgroup to contribute to this rulemaking effort. The workgroup will discuss and provide an evaluation of human health risk-based air toxics programs for industrial facilities in other states, and discuss and evaluate key technical issues.
All workgroup meetings will be held in Portland and open to the public with time scheduled for public comment. Meeting agendas and other materials will be posted to this page, and accessible through the Cleaner Air Oregon website, prior to the meetings. Meeting notifications will be sent out ahead of time to those who have signed up to receive updates through GovDelivery, as well as on DEQ’s Facebook/Twitter account.
The workgroup is not a decision-making body. It is tasked with providing focused and specific input to help DEQ prepare policy issues for discussion at public policy forums and advisory committee meetings in the fall of 2016.