DEQ Takes Comments On Gas Vehicle Ban

DEQ invites public input on a proposed new rule and rule amendments to chapter 340 of the Oregon Administrative Rules to adopt and implement California’s latest vehicle emission standards for light-duty vehicles and trucks, the Advanced Clean Cars II standards.

The proposed rules would reduce light-duty passenger car, truck and SUV emissions. It requires vehicle manufacturers to sell an increasing number of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) starting with the 2026 model year and by 2035, 100% of all new cars and light trucks sold must be ZEV. In addition to the ZEV sales requirement, the proposed rules also require manufacturers to meet minimum technology requirements including a minimum range, parts and battery warranty, data standardization, battery labeling, charging cord and durability requirements. The proposed rules also provide flexibilities for manufacturers to comply with the ZEV sales percentages mandates.

The proposed rules also include Low Emission Vehicle requirements to ensure new gasoline vehicles sold up until 2035 are as clean as possible. These changes clarify both existing definitions and testing requirements and reduce cold-start emissions and lowers the maximum exhaust and evaporative emission rates.

Public Comment

DEQ is asking for public comment on the proposed rules. Anyone can submit comments and questions about this rulemaking. A person can submit comments by email, regular mail or at the public hearing.

Comment deadline

DEQ will only consider comments on the proposed rules that DEQ receives by 4 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

Submit comment by email to:

By mail

Oregon DEQ Attn:

Rachel Sakata

700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600

Portland, OR 97232-4100

Public Hearings

DEQ plans to hold two public hearings. Anyone can attend these hearings by webinar.

Hearing 1:

Date: Oct. 18, 2022

Start time: 6:30 p.m.

Join online via Zoom

Join by phone

Call-in number: 1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 872 5685 8105

Passcode: 274275

Hearing 2:

Date: Oct. 19, 2022

Start time: 10 a.m.

Join online via Zoom

Join by phone

Call-in number: 833-548-0276, US Toll-free

Meeting ID: 846 6176 8619

Passcode: 341424

The public hearing is online only.

Instructions for joining webinar or teleconference: Instructions

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