Late last week, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission adopted a set of rules that will require businesses to begin reporting their greenhouse gas emissions next year. The new rules will impact roughly 600 businesses and 77 local government entities. As part of the new rules, industries that hold Title V air quality permits or other polluting permits with the state Department of Environmental Quality will need to begin reporting their emissions. In addition, in an effort to assist the state in determining future cap and trade legislation, industries that emit a minimum of 2,500 metric tons of greenhouse gases will be required to report their emission levels beginning in 2010.