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Lane Regional
Air Protection Agency

Hours

Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm,
excluding Federal holidays, and the Friday following Thanksgiving

Email

LRAPA@lrapa.org

Address

1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Phone

Phone: 541-736-1056
Toll-free: (877) 285-7272
Fax: 541-726-1205
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

Clean Air Act

About LRAPA

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 Cities of Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Oakridge, and the Lane County government. By being local, LRAPA ensures important decisions concerning air quality are made by the communities living in Lane County.

LRAPA Oversight

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

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.

Careers

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.

Staff Directory

LRAPA’s staff is pleased to service Lane County. Find our contact information on our staff directory webpage.

Records Request

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.

LRAPA monitors air quality throughout Lane County with eight regulatory-grade monitors and over 90 commercial-grade air sensors. Air Quality Index values are updated hourly.

Find the current air quality, look up the closest monitor to you, and learn more about the Air Quality Index (AQI) on the Current Air Quality Page.

LRAPA regulates the burning of wood and yard debris, known as “outdoor burning,” in Lane County. LRAPA also enforces home wood heating – such as fireplaces and wood stoves – opacity ordinances for the cities of Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge.

Seasonal and daily restrictions can exist for both forms of burning. Check to see if there are any active burning curtailments in effect on the burning restrictions webpage.

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LRAPA is responsible for issuing air permits to commercial and industrial operations with emissions above a certain threshold. Check to see if your business needs a permit by following our 5-step guide on our Permitting Overview webpage.

Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are heat-resistant, strong and extremely durable. Asbestos has historically been used in over 4,000 building products because of these properties.

Asbestos can cause lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. There is no safe level of exposure to friable asbestos.

LRAPA regularly solicits public comment on proposed agency actions such as rule changes, proposed air permits, and the agency’s annual budget. LRAPA also hosts monthly Board of Director and Citizen Advisory Committee meetings.

Learn more about these public comment window and public meetings on our News, Notices & Public Calendar webpage.

The physical environment is a crucial component of any individual’s health and well-being.  Every community needs access to safe air, land and water.  LRAPA has curated together a collation of topics commonly asked about by the community to provide information, important details, and connect interested community members with resources.

Explore the many topics of information on our Community Center webpage.

LRAPA is the local air authority responsible for monitoring Lane County’s air and administering programs that protect and improve air quality. LRAPA was founded in 1968 as an intergovernmental agreement between the cities of Springfield and Eugene. Today’s intergovernmental agreement includes Lane County and the cities of Cottage Grove, Eugene, Oakridge, and Springfield.