OPERATIONAL CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Coronavirus Updates

Following Governor Kate Brown’s stay-at-home order, an effort to delay the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency has altered it's operations.

LRAPA employees who can work from home using telecommunication services do so. LRAPA continues to service our stakeholders and strive to minimize disruptions during this public health crisis.

LRAPA continues to operate, though our avenues of communication and standard workflow have been modified. Below are specific details: 

General Inquires

Email: lrapa@LRAPA.org
Phone: 541-736-1056
Fax: 541-726-1205
Address: 1010 Main St., Springfield, Or. 97477

The office is open to the public by appointment only. Please contact our Public Affairs Manager to request an appointment.
Staff will respond to emails and calls between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Mail and other deliveries sent to our address continue to be received and processed.

Compliance & Enforcement

Compliance, inspections, and enforcement continue to be conducted. Some delay is possible due to modified workflows emphasizing work-at-home practices wherever possible. Enforcement staff follow CDC masks and social distancing guidelines.

Air Quality Complaints
Can be reported here, or by calling our complaint line at: 541-726-1930
Staff will continue to accept and respond to complaints – some delay is possible.

Asbestos Abatement and Inspection
LRAPA forms and additional information can be found here.
Additional questions and information for asbestos can be emailed to asbestos@lrapa.org.

Title V & ACDP Permitting

Questions and information regarding permitting can be emailed to permitting@lrapa.org.

Permit forms are available online: Title V and ACDP.

Permitting staff will continue to prioritize the processing of construction notices, permit modifications and new permit applications. Please contact us by email or phone if you expect delays in your submittals beyond any due dates because of the current health crisis.

Monitoring & Data Control

All air quality monitoring continue as normal.

Current air quality can be found here. The current air quality forecast can also be found here.

Contact our Air Monitoring and Data Quality Coordinator for questions and information regarding air quality monitoring.

Home Wood Heating

Home Wood Heating Advisories can be found here, or by calling 541-746-4328.

Outdoor Burning Advisory

Daily outdoor Burning advisories continue to be published here.
This information can be found by calling 541-726- 3976 for Lane County and 541-997-1757 for the Florence Area.

Public Education, Outreach & Information

Questions and information regarding LRAPA’s public education, outreach and information programs can be emailed to publicaffairs@lrapa.org.

For media inquiries, please contact our Public Affairs Manager.

LRAPA works to ensure the safety and well-being of Lane County residents. The current COVID-19 situation is fluid and changing. LRAPA’s planning and decision-making will be based on the most current information from Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other local, state, and national authorities.