Air Permits in Lane County
There are approximately 300 commercial and industrial operations in Lane County with an air permit issued by LRAPA. Here is a partial list of the types of operations LRAPA issues an air permit for:
- Asphalt, concrete plants
- Foundries, mills
- Coffee roasting
- Crushing operations
- Dry cleaners
- Emergency generators
- Fiberglass fabrication
- Gasoline stations
- Marijuana production, processing
- Metal plating
- Painting, coating
- Solvent cleaning
Businesses outside Lane County receive air permits from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s air quality division.
Does my business need an air permit?
- Basic Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP)
- General Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP)
- Simple Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP)
- Standard Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP)
- Title V Operating Permit
Refer to Table 1 – Section 37-8010 of LRAPA’s Rules to determine if your operations fit into any of the defined categories. Please include all combustion equipment (e.g., engines, boilers) located at your facility, as well as their size/rating and fuel type.
If your operations fit clearly into one of the categories, determine which ‘part’ of the list that category is located.
- Part A activities and sources are subject to LRAPA’s lowest level air permit, the Basic Air Contaminant Discharge Permit.
- Part B activities and sources may be subject to any one of the next 3 levels of ACDP, General, Simple, or Standard. This depends on the specific activities and complexity of your source.
- Part C activities and sources are subject to a Standard ACDP.
If your operations fit into only category A, go to step 3.
If your operations fit into category B, C, OR multiple categories, go to step 4.
If you only fit into Part A activities and sources, refer to application materials and resources under the Basic ACDP Applications Forms heading on our Facility Forms & Resources webpage. Review the application materials and annual reporting form for your specific operation to see what information LRAPA will likely require or request when issuing a permit or making a regulatory applicability determination.
If your operations fit into multiple categories or in Part B, review General ACDP Contaminant Discharge Permits on the Air Permit Holders webpage to see if a General permit exists for your industry type. If your industry type has a General ACDP, review the General ACDP Application Forms and General ACDP Annual Reporting Forms on the Facility Forms & Resources Webpage for to see what information LRAPA will likely require when issuing a permit or making a regulatory applicability determination.
If a General ACDP does not exist for your source, you will likely be required to obtain a Simple or Standard permit. LRAPA writes these permits for a specific facility based on their operations and processes.
Review application forms and annual reporting forms on the Facility Forms & Resources Webpage for the type of information requested on these forms that may apply to your operations. LRAPA will require a form for any emission producing activity and any control device, specifically the 200 and 300 series forms for activities and control devices. The 400 series forms are required for Standard ACDPs.
After reviewing the information in this step-by-step guide and determining your operations require an air permit please contact:
541-736-1056, ext. 231