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Oakridge-Westfir PM2.5 Redesignation Request and PM2.5 Maintenance Plan
August 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.September 9, 2021 - 12:15 p.m.
Closes with the conclusion of LRAPA's public hearing.
Open August 1, 2021
Email written comments to:
Rules@LRAPA.org.
Click Here to view public comments after the closing date.
Oakridge-Westfir PM10 Redesignation Request and PM10 Maintenance Plan
August 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.September 9, 2021 - 12:15 p.m.
Closes with the conclusion of LRAPA's public hearing.
Open August 1, 2021
Email written comments to:
Rules@LRAPA.org.
Click Here to view public comments after the closing date.

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Oakridge-Westfir PM2.5 Redesignation Request and PM2.5 Maintenance Plan

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Proposed rule

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA), and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) propose a revision to the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan, referred to as the State implementation Plan (SIP) under OAR 340-200-0040. This proposed revision would:

  • Redesignate the Oakridge-Westfir airshed as attainment for the national air quality health standards for fine particles (PM2.5); and
  • Include a 10-year maintenance plan to keep air quality within the PM2.5 health standards.

Click here to view the Oakridge-Westfir PM2.5 Redesignation Request and PM2.5 Maintenance Plan.

Background

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted more protective PM2.5 health standards in 2006 as part of its periodic review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to ensure protection of public health. The Oakridge-Westfir airshed was identified as an area not meeting the PM2.5 health standards on worst winter days, and was designated as a PM2.5 nonattainment area in 2009. The Oakridge-Westfir attainment plan was successful in achieving the PM2.5 health standards on schedule in 2014-2016. EPA recognized compliance with the 3-year PM2.5 standard and approved the Oakridge-Westfir attainment plan in February 2018.

Public Hearing

A public hearing for the proposed rule will occur during LRAPA's September Board of Directors meeting. 

This hearing is scheduled for Thursday September 9th, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. Participants can join online via Zoom by following this weblink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89849216208

Public comment

The public comment period will be open between August 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. and the conclusion of the Public Hearing which will take place on September 9, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.

Public comments can submitted via:

Physical MailE-mailAt the public hearing (Sep. 9, 2021 - 12:15 p.m.)
1010 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97477
Rules@LRAPA.orgHosted online via Zoom teleconference.
Use the link below to join:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89849216208


Oakridge-Westfir PM10 Redesignation Request and PM10 Maintenance Plan

Rulemaking contacts

Proposed rule

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA), and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) propose a revision to the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan, referred to as the State implementation Plan (SIP) under OAR 340-200-0040. This proposed revision would:

  • Redesignate the Oakridge-Westfir airshed as attainment for the national air quality health standards for course inhalable particles (PM10); and
  • Include a 10-year maintenance plan to keep air quality within the PM10 health standards.

Click here to view the Oakridge-Westfir PM10 Redesignation Request and PM10 Maintenance Plan.

Background

The Oakridge Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was designated nonattainment for PM10 and classified as moderate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 20, 1994. The Oakridge PM10 attainment plan was adopted by the LRAPA Board of Directors at a hearing on August 13, 1996. The Oakridge PM10 attainment plan was subsequently adopted by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) on December 9, 1996, and submitted to EPA. EPA approved the plan on March 15, 1999 (64 FR 12751). The Oakridge PM10 strategies were successful in achieving the PM10 standards on schedule. On July 26, 2001, EPA published a clean data determination (CDD) and a finding of attainment for the Oakridge PM10 area (66 FR38947).

Public Hearing

A public hearing for the proposed rule will occur during LRAPA's September Board of Directors meeting. 

This hearing is scheduled for Thursday September 9th, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. Participants can join online via Zoom by following this weblink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89849216208

Public comment

The public comment period will be open between August 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. and the conclusion of the Public Hearing which will take place on September 9, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.

Public comments can submitted via:

Physical MailE-mailAt the public hearing (Sep. 9, 2021 - 12:15 p.m.) 
1010 Main St.
Springfield, OR 97477
Rules@LRAPA.orgHosted online via Zoom teleconference.
Use the link below to join:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89849216208