House Bill 3068 (2015) Workgroup Compiles Findings

Contributed by: Mark Nystrom | AOC Energy, Environment & Land Use Policy Manager

September 16, 2016

The 2015 Legislature discussed how woodstove smoke is one of the most significant sources of fine particulate and toxic air pollution in Oregon. Not only is woodsmoke a concern for public health but also economic development due to federal clean air regulations. The Legislature used House Bill 3068 (2015) to direct DEQ to form a workgroup to study and develop recommendations to reduce woodstove smoke for legislative consideration. The work of this 22-member work group can be found on DEQ’s webpa