OAR 340-039-0003
Water Quality Trading Objectives

Water quality trading authorized under this rule must:


Be consistent with anti-degradation policies;


Not cause or contribute to an exceedance of water quality standards;


Be consistent with local, state, and federal water quality laws;


Be designed to result in a net reduction of pollutants from participating sources in the trading area;


Be designed to assist the state in attaining or maintaining water quality standards;


Be designed to assist in implementing TMDLs when applicable;


Be based on transparent and practical Best Management Practices (BMPs) quality standards to ensure that water quality benefits and credits are generated as planned; and


Not create localized adverse impacts on water quality and existing and designated beneficial uses.

Source: Rule 340-039-0003 — Water Quality Trading Objectives, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=340-039-0003.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 340-039-0003’s source at or​.us