DEQ Rulemaking – Mattress Stewardship 2023 — DEQ is Asking for Public Comment on the Proposed Rules

29 Mar 2023


Rulemaking must be conducted to clarify and implement the Mattress Stewardship Act of 2022 (SB1576). The Act requires mattress producers to join a stewardship organization with an approved plan to develop, implement and administer a statewide program for the financing, collection and environmentally sound management of discarded mattresses in the state of Oregon. This rulemaking is necessary to ensure successful implementation of the Act, including establishment of an annual fee to cover DEQ's costs to administer, implement and enforce the 2022 Act.

Public comment

The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on proposed rules for the Mattress Stewardship Act (SB 1576, 2022). More information on this rulemaking, including the draft rules, can be found on the Mattress Stewardship 2023 Rulemaking web page.

How to comment: DEQ will accept comments by email, postal mail or verbally at the public hearing. Anyone can submit comments and questions about this rulemaking.

  • Email: Send comments by email to
  • Postal mail: Oregon DEQ, Attn: Rachel Harding/Materials Management, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, Oregon 97232-4100
  • At public hearing: 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (see below)

DEQ will only consider comments on the proposed rules that DEQ receives by 4 p.m., on April 28, 2023.

Rulemaking Hearing: DEQ will hold a public hearing, with registration details below:

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Start time: 9 a.m.
Register: Please register prior to the meeting, using this Zoom link.