The LRAPA Board adopted at the November 10, 2016 Hearing the Updated Oakridge-Westfir PM2.5 Attainment Plan
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) rely upon local air quality stakeholders in developing key aspects of air quality plans to assure that community needs are met. Feedback from the public is a crucial part of plan development.
DEQ and LRAPA are proposing to adopt an air quality attainment plan for the non-attainment area surrounding the cities of Oakridge and Westfir designed to meet compliance with the federal public health standards for particulate matter 2.5 microns and less (PM2.5). High concentrations of PM2.5 inhaled by an individual can cause unwanted health effects especially in children, the elderly, or those with lung or heart disease.
The adopted PM2.5 plan is an update to the 2012 plan and will bring the Oakridge area into compliance with the 2006 24-hour standard by the end of 2016 as required by federal law. Oakridge does not violate the annual PM2.5 standard. This attainment plan fulfills federal requirements regarding EPA designated nonattainment areas.
To view the plan and related documents click the links below: