Air Protection Agency
Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm,
excluding Federal holidays, and the Friday following Thanksgiving
1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477
Toll-free: (877) 285-7272
Air Quality Complaint Line: (541) 726-1930
Home Wood Heating Advisory Line: (541) 746-4328
Outdoor Burning Advisory Line: (541) 726-3976
Coastal Outdoor Burning Advisory Line: (541) 997-1757
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) is the local government agency that monitors and regulates air quality in Lane County, Oregon. LRAPA is the only local air agency in Oregon, the remainder of Oregon’s air quality is regulated by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
LRAPA monitors Lane County’s air through its eight regulatory grade ambient air monitoring stations and +90 commercial grade air sensors. The agency protects public health, community well-being, and the environment by administering air programs such as an Outdoor Burning program, Home Wood Heating advisory program, and through the regulation of commercial and industrial businesses with air permits and compliance inspections. LRAPA responds to air quality complaints submitted to the agency and maintains a historical database of complaints filed.
Founded in 1968, LRAPA’s authority is granted by an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Oakridge, and Lane County. By staying local, LRAPA ensures that important decisions concerning air quality are made by the communities living in Lane County.
LRAPA’s receives direction and oversight from three independent committees who represent the diverse interests of Lane County’s communities.
- LRAPA’s Board of Directors
- Citizens Advisory Committee
- Budget committee
These committees are filled by volunteers in Lane County and their meetings are open to the public. Learn more about these committees and see past agendas and meeting minutes on our Public Oversight webpage.
Rules & Regulations
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency was established under Oregon Statute 449 (now 468.A) and approved by the Oregon Sanitary Authority (now Environmental Quality Commission), effective January 1, 1968, to exercise the functions vested by statute within the boundaries of Lane County.
Find and search LRAPA’s rules and regulations on our Rules & Regulations webapge.
Airmetrics is a government enterprise fund operated by LRAPA as a revenue source for the agency. Airmetrics, in conjunction with the US EPA, developed the patented low-flow technology found in the MiniVol Portable Air Sampler to address the need for portable, ambient air sampling.
In addition to domestic customers, the MiniVol Portable Air Sampler can be found world-wide, with customers ranging from the Cairo Air Improvement Study in Egypt to universities in Norway, Japan, and Mexico.
Interested in a career at LRAPA? LRAPA has a small staff who take pride in our service to Lane County. Visit our Job Posting webpage to check for any open positions.
LRAPA is operated by a full time staff of 19 who service Lane County. Find our contact information on our staff directory webpage.
LRAPA is committed to providing full access to all public records in accordance with Oregon’s Public Records Law and agency regulations. A request for a public record is a public record itself and is subject to disclosure under the law.