Closing out the year with new rules

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s governing body, the Environmental Quality Commission, adopted six different sets of rules at their November meeting last Thursday and Friday.

Why do rules matter? Rules determine how DEQ regulates. When the legislature passes laws, they’re often very general. The agency responsible for implementing the law has to write the rules that include all the details. For more information on how rulemaking works, check out DEQ’s GreenState Podcast on this topic.

Summary of the EQC-adopted rules:

You can find all the reports and slides presented to the Commission on the EQC website.

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Published by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.

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