Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0180 - What is a Good Faith Effort?

Employers who participate in an equivalent commute trip reduction program and then fail to meet their target auto trip rates must demonstrate that a good faith effort was made to meet the target trip reduction. An employer must demonstrate good faith effort by submitting written documentation of the following:

(1) Employer established a baseline auto trip rate and corresponding target auto trip rate and conducted follow-up surveys to determine employee commute patterns and progress toward achieving the target trip reduction;
(2) Employer selected trip reduction strategies that had a reasonable likelihood of success based on documentation in the Department's report Alternatives to Single Occupant Vehicle Trips or equivalent documentation (for example, auto trip reduction experience by employers in a comparable region); and
(3) Employer fully implemented all selected strategies, or their equivalent, on a schedule that would have reasonably allowed the employer to achieve the target auto trip rate by the target compliance deadline.

NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan as adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission under OAR 340-200-0040.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0180
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-030-0970; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-07

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.363

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