Oregon GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon GHG Management: What you need to know

GHG Management
Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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