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 666-044-0060
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: Senate Bill (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 national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon has developed regulations and programs to address greenhouse gas (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. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality?s (DEQ) Air Quality Division administers the state?s climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives. Oregon Department of Energy?s (DOE) Facility Siting Council ensures that new facilities will meet the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Land ...