Rulemaking Advisory Committee meetings

Oregon DEQ is undertaking rulemaking to clarify and implement the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act of 2021. The Act requires producers of packaging, paper products, and food service ware to support and expand recycling services in Oregon for their products. This is the first of two anticipated rulemakings related to the Act. For this first rulemaking, DEQ plans to propose rules related to topics including producer responsibility program plan content; DEQ's administrative fees; the funding and reimbursement of local governments for eligible recycling-related expenses; and the materials suitable for recycling collection in Oregon. DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. Upcoming meetings are on Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, 2022.