Potential Amendments to OAR 340—Cost Containment

DEQ has begun a rulemaking to consider whether additional cost containment measures are needed and other improvements to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program.

In March 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed SB 324 which removed the December 2015 sunset date in the original 2009 statue and allowed DEQ to move forward with implementing the Clean Fuels Program. It also modified several aspects of the program’s authorization and directed the Environmental Quality Commission to consider additional cost containment measures. Rules implementing SB 324, apart from the consideration of additional cost containment measures, were adopted by the EQC in December 2015.

Stakeholder Involvement

 The Clean Fuels Program 2017 Rulemaking Advisory Committee is being convened to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on technical and policy issues, as well as the fiscal and economic impact of the proposed amendments when compared to the existing rule.

The first committee meeting will take place:

  • November 2, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • DEQ Headquarters, 10thFloor, Room EQC-A, 811 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

The public may attend the meeting and will have the opportunity to comment during a designated agenda item to accept comments from the public.

Additional Information

 To learn more about this rulemaking and the advisory committee you can view the rulemaking web page at: