DEQ is asking for Public Comment on Proposed EV Rules

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:

Note for public university students:

ORS 192.345(29) allows Oregon public university and OHSU students to protect their university email addresses from disclosure under Oregon’s public records law. If you are an Oregon public university or OHSU student, notify DEQ that you wish to keep your email address confidential.

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 phoneCall-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

Additional Information

To view copies of the notice documents, learn more about this rulemaking, and how to submit comments, you can view the rulemaking web page at: Advanced Clean Cars II.

If you want to receive future email notices about this rulemaking, you must sign up at: Low Emission/Zero Emission Vehicle Program GovDelivery.

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

Rachel Sakata

press release from Oregon DEQ