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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing amendments to its administrative rules at OAR 340

*Summary*

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DEQ is reviewing the asbestos rules in Oregon Administrative Rule 340 Division 248 under the authority of Oregon Revised Statute 468A.700-760. This rulemaking provides stakeholders and DEQ with an opportunity to evaluate and clarify regulations and standards for asbestos-related activities, where a potential for exposure to asbestos fibers exists. This rulemaking process will engage a variety of stakeholders and public representatives to evaluate and provide policy recommendations, as necessary.

*Stakeholder Involvement*

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DEQ has appointed an advisory committee to review issues related to the proposed rules. The next committee meeting will take place:

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

Oregon OSHA Training Center [ https://www.bing.com/local?lid=YN720x12463506&id=YN720x12463506&q=Oregon+OSHA&name=Oregon+OSHA&cp=45.3990516662598%7e-122.753845214844&ppois=45.3990516662598_-122.753845214844_Oregon+OSHA&FORM=SNAPST ], Durham Plaza

16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Suite 200 Tigard, OR 97224

Agenda [ http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Rulemaking%20Docs/Asbestos2018ACM1agenda.pdf ]

Meeting Call-In Number: 888-278-0296 | Participant Code: 8040259

_The public may attend, but is not entitled to participate in, advisory committee meetings. _Later in this rulemaking proceeding DEQ will invite public comments on and will hold a public hearing about the proposed rules. At that time any member of the public may submit comments and participate in the public hearing.

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*Additional Information*

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To learn more about this rulemaking and the advisory committee you can view the rulemaking web page at: *Asbestos 2018 [ http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Regulations/rulemaking/Pages/rAsbestos2018.aspx ] *

If you want to receive future email notices about this rulemaking, you must sign up at: DEQ Govdelivery [ https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDEQ/subscriber/new?pop=t&topic_id=ORDEQ_254 ].

You can also obtain more information about this rulemaking by contacting:

Michele Martin

700 NE Multnomah Street, #600

Portland, OR 97232

503-229-5103

Martin.Michele@deq.state.or.us

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