The Department may grant credits for documented trip reductions
that occurred at an employer's work site any time before establishing a
baseline auto trip rate. Credits will be granted upon approval by the
Department. The Department will approve or deny the employer's request for
credit by letter to the employer. If the employer objects to any condition or
limitation in that letter, the employer may request a contested case hearing as
described in OAR
Employers must demonstrate that
pre-existing trip reduction programs resulted in actual trip reductions by
(a) A description of the trip
reduction programs and how they were implemented;
(b) The period of time that the programs have
been in place;
(c) Survey findings
or comparable documentation that demonstrates a ten percent reduction in the
auto trip rate for the work site; and
(d) Current survey findings or comparable
documentation verifying the employer has maintained the reduced auto trip
for credits must be submitted to the Department with the trip reduction plan or
notice of intent to reduce trips through participation in an equivalent commute
trip reduction program.
will not be discounted and will be granted on a one-for-one basis.
(4) Trips documented for the purpose of
receiving credits may not be bought or sold to other employers for the purpose
of meeting the target trip reduction.
Alternately, an employer may choose to
provide documentation that its single occupant vehicle commute rate, at the
time of registration, is equal to or less than two standard deviations below
the mean rate for the Metro transportation zone which includes the employer's
work site. Commute data for Metro's transportation zones is available from the
NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon
Clean Air Act Implementation Plan as adopted by the Environmental Quality
Commission under OAR
Or. Admin. R.
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert.
ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from
340-030-1050; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020
Stats. Implemented: ORS