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Oregon DEQ Compost Rules: Agricultural Forum

The Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality is holding a forum to discuss the new draft Rules for Composting Facilities in Oregon.

When Nov 18, 2008
from 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Where Corvallis, Oregon, Oregon State University
Contact Name
Contact Phone (503) 678-1264 x149
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The Oregon DEQ is drafting new Rules for Composting Facilities in Oregon that will impact on-farm composting. In response to critical public comments after they released the first draft rule, they are proposing a new approach.   The following aspects will be of interest to agricultural composters:

  • Requirement for a LUCS
  • Criteria used for assessing the environmental and human health risk of compost operations
  • Discussion of restrictions on the types of feedstock for “low” and “significant” risk operations.
  • This approach is different from the previous proposal in that it does not set prescriptive limits on agricultural exemptions based on volume and feedstock source.

This drop-in forum is being held November 18th from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Oregon State University, Crop Science Bldg. Rm 138.

You can download a draft of the new rules and a simplified flowchart describing the process below:

Contact Nick Andrews at (503) 678-1264 x149 or Charlie Landman (503) 229-6461 for more information on this event.

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