The definitions in OAR
340-204-0010 and this
rule apply to
If the same term is defined in this rule and
definition in this rule applies to
(1) "AQMA" means the Portland Air Quality
(2) "Auto Trip"
means a commute trip taken by vehicle to a work site.
(3) "Auto Trip Rate" means the number of
commute vehicles arriving at a work site divided by the number of employees
that report to the work site.
"Baseline Auto Trip Rate" means the daily average auto trip rate established by
the baseline survey.
Survey" means the employee survey administered at the beginning of the ECO
program, or when a new or expanding employer becomes subject to the ECO rules,
or when an employer relocates.
"Car/Vanpool" means a motor vehicle occupied by two or more people traveling
together for their commute trip that results in the reduction of a minimum of
one auto trip.
(7) "Compressed Work
Week" means a schedule in which employees work their regularly-scheduled number
of hours in fewer days per week or over a number of weeks (for example, a
40-hour, 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday work week is compressed into a
40-hour, 10 hours a day, Monday through Thursday work week.).
(8) "Department" means the Oregon Department
of Environmental Quality.
(10) "Employee" means any person
on the employer's payroll, full or part-time (part time is 80 or more hours per
28-day period), for at least six consecutive months at the same work site,
including business owners, associates, partners, and partners classified as
"Employer" means any person, business, educational institution, non-profit
agency or corporation, government department or agency or other entity that
employs more than 100 employees at a single work site.
(12) "Equivalent Emission Reduction" means a
reduction of vehicle emissions, or other sources of volatile organic compounds
(VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions, that results in a reduction of VOC
and NOx emissions equal to the emission reduction resulting from one eliminated
(13) "Metro" means the
regional government agency that serves the Portland metropolitan
(14) "New Employer" means any
employer establishing a work site within the Portland AQMA, or any employer
within the Portland AQMA that expands employment at a single work site to more
than 100 employees, after the effective date of the ECO rules.
(15) "Non-Scheduled Work Week" means a work
week with no regular daily scheduled starting or ending time, no scheduled work
days, or employees are on-call. This does not include employees working a
traditional "8 to 5" job who may work on a flexible schedule.
(16) "Target Auto Trip Rate" means a rate ten
percent less than the baseline auto trip rate.
(17) "Target Compliance Deadline" means the
date by which employers must demonstrate progress toward achieving and
maintaining their target auto trip rate. The initial target compliance deadline
is three years following registration.
(18) "Telecommuting" means the employees
perform regular work duties at home, or at a work center closer to home than to
work, rather than commuting to work. The employees may telecommute full time,
or commute to work on some days and telecommute on others.
(19) "Vehicle" or "Auto" means a highway
vehicle powered by a gasoline or diesel internal combustion engine with fewer
than sixteen adult passenger seating positions.
"Work site" means a property that is
owned or leased by an employer or employers under common control, including a
temporary or permanent building, or grouping of buildings that are in actual
physical contact or separated only by a private or public roadway or other
NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon
Clean Air Act Implementation Plan as adopted by the Environmental Quality
Commission under OAR