Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0190 - How Does the ECO Program Affect New Employers, Expanding Employers and Employers Relocating within the Portland AQMA?

(1) An expanding employer who increases the number of employees at any single work site within the Portland AQMA to more than 100 after the effective date of the ECO rules must comply with the ECO rules. An employer relocating a work site within the Portland AQMA is considered a new employer upon relocation and must set a new baseline and target auto trip rate and comply with the ECO rules. Relocating employers may apply for credit for existing trip reductions that carry over to the new work site. Expanding employers and new employers must meet the requirements of this rule within the following number of days after they become affected employers:
(a) Survey employees and submit survey findings and a registration form within 90 days;
(b) Select strategies that have the potential to meet the target trip reduction and submit a trip reduction plan or notice of intent to reduce trips without an approved plan within 180 days; and
(c) Conduct follow-up surveys every two years and report findings to the Department within 90 days of surveying.
(2) An employer affected by this rule may choose to demonstrate compliance through 340-242-0260(5) (use of area average rate).

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.


Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0190
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-030-0980; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-07

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.363

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