Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1

Cleaner Air Oregon Profile

Site Address
118 Highway 99 N.
Eugene, Oregon, 97402

 

Current Air Permit
Permit type: Standard ACPD
Source Number: 202528

 

LRAPA Contact
Max Hueftle
541-736-1056, ext. 231

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1

Facility

EFP#1 operates a veneer-drying and plywood production facility located at 118 Highway 99 North, Eugene, Oregon. The facility began operation in 1953. EFP #1 operates two veneer dryers, five plywood presses, a natural gas-fired boiler (~43 MMBtu/hr Max capacity) with diesel fuel backup, and a variety of saws and wood-processing equipment. The facility is permitted to produce a maximum of 350,400,000 ft2 of plywood on a 3/8” basis per year. Learn more about LRAPA’s regulation of EFP #1 by viewing their current air permit documents below.

Emissions Inventory

For an introduction to emissions inventories and why they matter, please see EPA’s Fact Sheet. A facility-specific emissions inventory timeline and associated documents are linked below.

December 15, 2021: LRAPA calls Emerald Forest Products, Inc. #1 into the program

March 4, 2022: Emerald Forest Products, Inc. #1 requests an extension to submit their CAO Emission Inventory.

March 7, 2022: LRAPA approves EFP#1 Emission Inventory extension request with a new deadline of April 15, 2022.

April 15, 2022: EFP#1 submits their CAO Emission Inventory by the deadline of April 15,2022.

Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

Risk Assessment Report

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

Risk Reduction Plan

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

CAO Progress Completed

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

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Site Address

118 Highway 99 N.
Eugene, Oregon, 97402

Current Air Permit

Permit type: Standard ACPD
Source Number: 202528

LRAPA Contact

Max Hueftle
541-736-1056, ext. 231

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Facility

EFP#1 operates a veneer-drying and plywood production facility located at 118 Highway 99 North, Eugene, Oregon. The facility began operation in 1953. EFP #1 operates two veneer dryers, five plywood presses, a natural gas-fired boiler (~43 MMBtu/hr Max capacity) with diesel fuel backup, and a variety of saws and wood-processing equipment. The facility is permitted to produce a maximum of 350,400,000 ft2 of plywood on a 3/8” basis per year. Learn more about LRAPA’s regulation of EFP #1 by viewing their current air permit documents below.

Emissions Inventory

For an introduction to emissions inventories and why they matter, please see EPA’s Fact Sheet. A facility-specific emissions inventory timeline and associated documents are linked below.

December 15, 2021: LRAPA calls Emerald Forest Products, Inc. #1 into the program

March 4, 2022: Emerald Forest Products, Inc. #1 requests an extension to submit their CAO Emission Inventory.

March 7, 2022: LRAPA approves EFP#1 Emission Inventory extension request with a new deadline of April 15, 2022.

April 15, 2022: EFP#1 submits their CAO Emission Inventory by the deadline of April 15,2022.

Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

Risk Assessment Report

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

Risk Reduction Plan

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

CAO Progress Completed

Emerald Forest Products, Inc. Plant #1 is currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.

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The Cleaner Air Oregon Process

Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) 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.
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