JH Baxter & Co. - Eugene Plant

Air Toxics Health Risk Assessment Status

Cleaner Air Oregon is a health-based permitting program that regulates emissions of toxic air contaminants from facilities based on risk to nearby communities. CAO requires facilities to report toxic air contaminant emissions, assess potential health risks to people nearby and reduce toxic air contaminant risk if it exceeds legal limits.

As part of the Cleaner Air Oregon process, each facility has a dedicated web page to provide communities access to facility information and updates on where it is involved in the process.

  • Each step of the CAO risk assessment process has a section that includes LRAPA's communications and deliverables from the facility.
  • A color-coded graphic shows where a facility is in the Cleaner Air Oregon Process.
  • For additional information and history of the program, visit the DEQ Cleaner Air Oregon website.

For additional information on J.H. Baxter & Co. from the Oregon Health Authority visit their website here.

Air Toxics assessment status for J.H. Baxter & Co.

Air Toxics assessment processLegend: Risk Assessment Process


 


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  1. Facility Information
  2. Facility Map
  3. Emissions Inventory
  4. Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment
  5. Risk Assessment Report
  6. Risk Reduction Plan
  7. CAO Process Completed

About the Facility – J.H. Baxter & Co.
The facility treats various wood products such as railroad ties, electrical service poles, and crossarms with water and oil-based chemicals. The facility has operated at the location since the early 1940s. Learn more about LRAPA's regulation of J.H. Baxter & Co. by viewing their current air permit below.

An ArcGIS StoryMap was created as an interactive tool intended to tell the story of past, current, and future regulatory efforts regarding air, land, and water pollution from J.H. Baxter. View the StoryMap by clicking here.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) also has a webpage specific to J.H. Baxter. View the page by clicking here.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) also has a webpage specific to J.H. Baxter. View the page by clicking here.

DEQ, OHA, and LRAPA have a joint Frequently Asked Question sheet about the facility. Read the FAQ by clicking here.

At the request of west Eugene Residents, LRAPA requested the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provide a public health interpretation of naphthalene concentrations measured at LRAPA's air toxics monitoring site located at HWY 99 and Elmira Rd. OHA provided the letter to LRAPA in February of 2022 and can be read by clicking here.


J.H. Baxter & Co. site address
3494 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
Current Cleaner Air Oregon Step
Emissions Inventory
Current air permit
Permit type: Standard ACDP
Source Number: 200502
Current Air Permit
Review Report and Emission Details
LRAPA Contact
Max Hueftle,
541-736-1056, ext. 231