Oregon implements phase one of Clean Fuels Program

By EPM Staff | January 16, 2013

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has voted four-to-one to implement the proposed rules for phase one of the state’s Clean Fuels Program. Phase one of the program requires entities that produced fuel in Oregon, or import it into the state, to register and report to the DEQ the volumes of fuel they provide within Oregon. According to the DEQ, the mandatory reporting will allow it to gather data on the Oregon transportation fuel market, which will help assess the feasibility of implementing phase two at a later date.

The Clean Fuels Program program is similar—but not identical—to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

During the second phase of the program, regulated parties would have to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the fuels they provide by 10 percent when compared to 2010 levels.