Oregon GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon GHG Management: What you need to know

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 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

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 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 ...

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