Category Archives: Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oregon DEQ launches new system to provide public records

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday a major overhaul to modernize its public records request system. “Responding to records requests is a top priority, and DEQ is modernizing to better serve the public,” the announcement said. Source: Oregon DEQ launches new system to provide public records – KTVZ

Oregon DEQ To Begin Downtown Portland River Cleanup

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will begin the removal of contaminated soil along the Willamette River in downtown Portland on Monday. The DEQ and NW Natural will remove about 5,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment and tar-like material at the former Portland Gas Manufacturing site. The cleanup is part of the Willamette River Downtown Reach […]
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Ashland finds windfalls in EV credits

Thanks in large part to the number of electric vehicles registered in Ashland, the city has found a six-figure revenue stream in the midst of a possible multi-million-dollar tax shortfall. Ashland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sell credits the city’s electric utility has earned through the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. According to numbers provided […]
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DEQ issues fourth-largest penalty ever to Cornelius business

Agency says Construction Materials Recycling has been storing industrial waste without permits for years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ issues fourth-largest penalty ever to Cornelius business

Oregon Approves Permit Adding Renewable Diesel To Columbia River Transloading Facility

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has approved a final permit for an ethanol terminal to begin transloading renewable diesel. That’s despite receiving thousands of comments arguing against the permit, which still allows the facility to process crude oil. On June 30, the DEQ approved a renewal for Global Partners’ Clatskanie facility’s Standard Air Contaminant […]
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Oregonians don’t get memo, line up for hours at DEQ stations

State has extended deadline for vehicles to pass emissions testing through at least Oct. 1. Source: Oregonians don’t get memo, line up for hours at DEQ stations

Oregon Gets $215,000: Wave of cash to be used to monitor beach water

A wave of cold, hard cash is heading to Oregon to protect the public from possible waterborne diseases at Oregon’s beaches. Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) will receive $215,000 in federal funding for the monitoring efforts. Source: Oregon Gets $215,000: Wave of cash […]
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Oregon DEQ Asks Drivers To Put Off Visits As It Reopens

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality is on track to have all its vehicle inspection stations reopened by Wednesday, but is asking the public to delay their visits if possible. Source: Oregon DEQ Asks Drivers To Put Off Visits As It Reopens . News | OPB

$215,000 federal investment announced to keep Oregon’s beaches clean

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden recently announced that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) will receive $215,000 in federal funding to support additional monitoring to help protect Oregonians from possible waterborne diseases at Oregon’s beaches. Source: $215,000 federal investment announced to keep Oregon’s beaches clean | News | thenewsguard.com

More Oregon DMV offices reopening; Madras not among them

Oregon DMV said Friday it will accept appointments at another 16 field offices starting next week for services that must be done in-person. But some officers remain closed until further notice, including Madras and John Day. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality also resumed emissions testing for vehicles this week – required for registration renewal […]
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