DEQ to Host Meeting Regarding SB 263 Rule Amendments

5 Jul 2016

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public workgroup meeting on how local governments can satisfy the new contamination assessment and reduction component of SB 263’s expanded education and promotion recycling program element.

DEQ is implementing SB 263 through proposed administrative rule amendments. DEQ appointed an advisory committee to review issues related to the proposed rules. The committee has met three times.

At the most recent advisory committee meeting, DEQ presented draft sample implementation plans for satisfying the expanded education and promotion program element’s contamination assessment and reduction aspect.  Committee members requested an additional workgroup meeting, before their fourth and final meeting on September 13th, to discuss DEQ’s draft sample implementation plans.

This workgroup meeting’s scope is limited to DEQ’s draft sample implementation plans for assessing contamination and taking action to reduce contamination. This workgroup meeting is not an advisory committee meeting. DEQ’s draft proposed rules are outside of this workgroup meeting’s scope, as the advisory committee process is still ongoing, and DEQ’s draft sample implementation plans will not be included in rule. 

Stakeholder Involvement

The workgroup will meet as described below:

  • July 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality 811 SW 6th Ave 10th floor, Room EQC-A Portland, OR 97204

The public can attend the meeting in person or remotely:

Phone Dial-In – 888-363-4734

Phone Access Code – 1910322


Webinar number (meeting number) – 888-363-4734

Webinar Access Code – 1910322

Additional Information

To learn more about DEQ’s SB 263 rulemaking and the advisory committee, you can view the rulemaking web page at: Recycling2016 Rulemaking.

If you want to receive future email notices about this rulemaking, you must sign up at: DEQ Govdelivery.

You can also obtain more information about this rulemaking by contacting:

Matt Raeburn

Senior Policy Analyst


Email: Matthew Raeburn

DEQ Headquarters

811 SW 6th Ave

Portland, OR 97204