EQC adopts Permanent Rules for Colored Art Glass Manufacturers

It was a little too exciting this morning as the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission took up proposed Permanent Rules for Colored Art Glass Manufacturers.

You could hear a pin drop as Commissioner Rider repeatedly interrupted the staff presentation; long-term followers will remember – she was the sole vote against the Temporary Rules that, prior to today’s action, were set to expire on October 18th.

But in the end the rules were adopted with only Rider dissenting. Will they become the new national standard for regulating glass companies? It’s been a long and thorough review process that is bound to attract the attention of other states as they look to mitigate the hazardous emissions that prior to this year were under-regulated in Portland.

Listen to the hearing:


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