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Lane Regional Air Protection Agency
Mission: To protect public health, community well-being and the environment as a leader and advocate for the improvement and maintenance of air quality in Lane County.
LRAPA is responsible for assuring Lane County meets federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) set by the Clean Air Act. The agency does this by monitoring ambient air and implementing programs to protect air quality. We issue home wood heating advisories, regulate outdoor burning, respond to air quality complaints, and issue operational air permits to industrial and commercial business. LRAPA is also responsible for implementing Cleaner Air Oregon – Oregon’s Air Toxics program – in Lane County.
LRAPA is proud of the increased service of monitoring our agency provides. Our agency supports eight government-grade monitoring sites. Two of these sites monitor for ozone, six sites monitor for Particulate Matter, and two sites monitor for Hazardous Air Pollutants. In addition, LRAPA has installed over 90 commercial grade Particulate Matter sensors throughout the county to improve public access to air quality information. In comparison to the similarly sized Salem-Keizer metro and wider Marion County area, Lane County has a higher density of monitoring activities.
LRAPA is the only local clean air agency in Oregon. The rest of the state’s air is monitored and regulated by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Being local, LRAPA presents more opportunity for voices in our communities to be recognized, heard, and hold influence over decisions made regarding Lane County’s air.