Member News

OBRC and the NWGA Issue Statement Regarding Deposit Increase

22 Jul 2016

In 2011 the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3145, which requires that if, beginning in 2014, the redemption rate of Oregon Bottle Bill containers falls below 80% for two consecutive years, the 5 cent deposit shall increase to 10 cents.

Today, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) reported a rate below 80% for 2014 and 2015 and scheduled an increase in the deposit to 10 cents effective April 1st, 2017.

Portland City Council adopts new deconstruction ordinance to save quality, historic materials

7 Jul 2016

Portland, ORE – Today, Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource. With Council’s unanimous approval of that ordinance, Portland became the first city in the country to ensure that valuable materials from our demolished hous

Earn Credits for the DEQ Clean Fuels Program

1 Jul 2016

Do you:

Own a charger for an electric vehicle? Own a dispenser for propane or natural gas? Produce or import biomethane in Oregon?

Then you may be eligible to earn clean fuel credits. These credits can be sold to fuel importer as a way for them to comply with state clean fuels standards through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Oregon Clean Fuels Program.