Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Mandatory reporting: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-215-0010 to 340-215-0040 and 40 CFR 98
GHG reduction targets:
Statewide targets: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 468A.205
Metropolitan GHG targets for vehicles: OAR 660-044-0000 to 660-044-0035
Oregon Global Warming Commission: ORS 468A.200 to 468A.260
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards for energy facilities: OAR 345-024-0500 to 345-024-0720
Vehicle GHG emissions: OAR 340-257-0050
Low carbon fuel standard: ORS 468A.270
Statewide Transportation Strategy: SB 1059
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
Oregon Department of Energy (DOE) Facility Siting Council
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Oregon has developed regulations and programs to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Quality Division administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG ...