The Willamette Valley Company

Cleaner Air Oregon Profile
  • Site Address
    660 McKinley St.
    Eugene, Oregon, 97402
  • Current Air Permit
    Permit type: Standard ACDP
    Source Number: 208935
  • LRAPA Contact
    Katie Eagleson
    541-736-1056 ext. 233

The Willamette Valley Company

Facility

The Willamette Valley Company LLC operates a filler, adhesive, putty, and coating manufacturing operation at 586 and 660 McKinley Street in Eugene, Oregon. The facility has been operating at this location since 1958. Learn more about LRAPA’s regulation of The Willamette Valley Company by viewing their current air permit 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.

March 2, 2020: LRAPA calls The Willamette Valley Company LLC into the program.

March 23, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submitted an extension request proposing a new Emissions Inventory due date of June 22, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020: LRAPA granted the extension of Emissions Inventory due date.

June 22, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits Emissions Inventory for LRAPA review.

July 6, 2020: LRAPA asks for additional information for the Emissions Inventory in a meeting with The Willamette Valley Company LLC.

July 17, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits supplemental information.

February 11, 2021: LRAPA asks for additional information and clarifications for the Emissions Inventory

March 31, 2021: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits response letter to LRAPA’s February 11, 2021 request

April 15, 2021: LRAPA responds and accepts The Willamette Valley Company response letter proposals received on March 31, 2021

April 30, 2021The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits additional information and the updated Emissions Inventory requested by LRAPA.

June 28, 2021: LRAPA completes review of the updated Emissions Inventory submitted by The Willamette Valley Company LLC on April 30, 2021, and asks for additional information and clarifications. 

July 15, 2021: LRAPA receives a deadline extension request from The Willamette Valley Company for the submission of the updated Emissions Inventory to allow for further discussions on emission estimation calculations. LRAPA approved the extension request on July 16, 2021.

July 30, 2021: After a meeting with The Willamette Valley Company on July 29, 2021, LRAPA receives a second deadline extension request for the submission of the updated Emissions Inventory to allow for the considerable time needed to incorporate updates to the emissions estimation calculations. On July 30, 2021, LRAPA approved the extension request and the proposed due date of August 18, 2021.

August 18, 2021: The Willamette Valley Company submits the final version of the Emissions Inventory background calculation spreadsheet. On September 29, 2021, LRAPA verified that the emissions inventory calculations are accurate and requests all Emissions Inventory information from the calculation spreadsheet be submitted in the AQ520 form.

December 22, 2021: LRAPA approves the Emissions Inventory submitted by The Willamette Valley Company.

Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment

January 21, 2022: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits Modeling Protocol for LRAPA review.

February 23, 2022: LRAPA completes initial review and askes for additional information and clarifications for the Modeling Protocol, setting a resubmittal due date of March 11, 2022.

March 18, 2022: LRAPA approves the modeling protocol.

Risk Assessment Report

May 13, 2022: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits a Level 1 Risk Assessment due May 17, 2022 for LRAPA review..

June 1, 2022: LRAPA approves the Level 1 Risk Assessment submitted by The Willamette Valley Company LLC.

Risk Reduction Plan

Per LRAPA’s approval of the Level 1 Risk Assessment for The Willamette Valley Company LLC, a Risk Reduction Plan will not be required for this facility.

CAO Progress Completed

The Willamette Valley Company LLC currently has an approved Level 1 Risk Assessment and is in the process of incorporating a Toxic Air Contaminant Permit Addendum (TACPA) into the existing Simple ACDP for this facility.

Legend

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Site Address

660 McKinley St.
Eugene, Oregon, 97402

Current Air Permit

Permit type: Standard ACDP
Source Number: 208935

LRAPA Contact

Katie Eagleson
541-736-1056 ext. 233

Legend

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Facility

The Willamette Valley Company LLC operates a filler, adhesive, putty, and coating manufacturing operation at 586 and 660 McKinley Street in Eugene, Oregon. The facility has been operating at this location since 1958. Learn more about LRAPA’s regulation of The Willamette Valley Company by viewing their current air permit 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.

March 2, 2020: LRAPA calls The Willamette Valley Company LLC into the program.

March 23, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submitted an extension request proposing a new Emissions Inventory due date of June 22, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020: LRAPA granted the extension of Emissions Inventory due date.

June 22, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits Emissions Inventory for LRAPA review.

July 6, 2020: LRAPA asks for additional information for the Emissions Inventory in a meeting with The Willamette Valley Company LLC.

July 17, 2020: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits supplemental information.

February 11, 2021: LRAPA asks for additional information and clarifications for the Emissions Inventory

March 31, 2021: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits response letter to LRAPA’s February 11, 2021 request

April 15, 2021: LRAPA responds and accepts The Willamette Valley Company response letter proposals received on March 31, 2021

April 30, 2021The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits additional information and the updated Emissions Inventory requested by LRAPA.

June 28, 2021: LRAPA completes review of the updated Emissions Inventory submitted by The Willamette Valley Company LLC on April 30, 2021, and asks for additional information and clarifications. 

July 15, 2021: LRAPA receives a deadline extension request from The Willamette Valley Company for the submission of the updated Emissions Inventory to allow for further discussions on emission estimation calculations. LRAPA approved the extension request on July 16, 2021.

July 30, 2021: After a meeting with The Willamette Valley Company on July 29, 2021, LRAPA receives a second deadline extension request for the submission of the updated Emissions Inventory to allow for the considerable time needed to incorporate updates to the emissions estimation calculations. On July 30, 2021, LRAPA approved the extension request and the proposed due date of August 18, 2021.

August 18, 2021: The Willamette Valley Company submits the final version of the Emissions Inventory background calculation spreadsheet. On September 29, 2021, LRAPA verified that the emissions inventory calculations are accurate and requests all Emissions Inventory information from the calculation spreadsheet be submitted in the AQ520 form.

December 22, 2021: LRAPA approves the Emissions Inventory submitted by The Willamette Valley Company.

Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment

January 21, 2022: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits Modeling Protocol for LRAPA review.

February 23, 2022: LRAPA completes initial review and askes for additional information and clarifications for the Modeling Protocol, setting a resubmittal due date of March 11, 2022.

March 18, 2022: LRAPA approves the modeling protocol.

Risk Assessment Report

May 13, 2022: The Willamette Valley Company LLC submits a Level 1 Risk Assessment due May 17, 2022 for LRAPA review..

June 1, 2022: LRAPA approves the Level 1 Risk Assessment submitted by The Willamette Valley Company LLC.

Risk Reduction Plan

Per LRAPA’s approval of the Level 1 Risk Assessment for The Willamette Valley Company LLC, a Risk Reduction Plan will not be required for this facility.

CAO Progress Completed

The Willamette Valley Company LLC currently has an approved Level 1 Risk Assessment and is in the process of incorporating a Toxic Air Contaminant Permit Addendum (TACPA) into the existing Simple ACDP for this facility.

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.
Air Quality - Lane Regional Air Pollution Agency

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.

Learn More

Clean air is an important component of a healthy community. LRAPA accepts, records, and investigates air quality complaints throughout Lane County.

LRAPA responds to complaints submitted during business hours. Complaints received outside business hours will be follow-up on during the next business day.

Learn More

Purple Air: Air Quality MonitorLRAPA maintains eight regulatory-grade air monitoring stations and over 90 commercial-grade particulate matter sensors throughout Lane County. These air monitors collect air samples and report the data from their respective locations.

Learn about the types of air pollution LRAPA monitors for, as well as the type of equipment used by the agency on the air monitoring webpage.

Learn More

Air toxics are those pollutants that cause or may cause cancer or other serious health effects. LRAPA operates two of the nine air toxics monitors in Oregon.

Learn more about the air toxic pollutants of concern in Lane County by visiting the Pollutants and Toxics webpage.

Learn More

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.
Learn More

Burning wood in fireplaces and wood stoves for heat is a common practice in Oregon. However, wood burning creates particulate matter, which is Lane County’s most common form of pollution, and can dramatically degrade air quality during periods of air stagnation.

LRAPA issues daily green, yellow, and red burn advisories from October 1 through May 31, based on air quality conditions. These advisories permit, limit, or restrict the use of fireplaces and wood stoves.

Learn More

Outdoor burning is the disposal of woody yard material by burning it. Burning rules vary throughout Lane County depending on location, size of property, weather forecast, and fire danger conditions. LRAPA rules also limit the type and quantity of debris which can be burned.

Learn more about the varying rules and check the status of the burning season on the outdoor burning webpage

 

.Learn More

 

Home Wood Heating - Enjoying an outdoor firepitRecreational fires are the burning of wood in recreational use areas, such as parks, recreational campsites, campgrounds, and on private property. LRAPA rules allow for recreational fires - however recreational fires are prohibited on yellow and red home wood heating advisory days.

Learn more about prohibited materials from being burned in recreational fires, and LRAPA’s daily home wood heating advisory by visiting the recreational fires webpage.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Cleaner Air Oregon is a state-wide program designed to regulate emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants. New facilities beginning operation, or current facilities called into the program by LRAPA, are required to quantify all air toxic pollutants emitted from the facility. Then a computer model determines how emitted pollutants move across Lane County, to understand who is exposed to the pollutants and in what amounts. With that information a health risk assessment is conducted of that exposure. 

Learn More

LRAPA is responsible for issuing air permits to commercial and industrial operations with emissions above certain thresholds. LRAPA's air permits have operational requirements that follow Federal, State, and Local regulations that are designed to minimize emissions from businesses. The most complex permits are federal Title V operational permits which LRAPA issues and administers.

Learn more about Title V permits, their requirements, and connect to Title V permits in Lane County by visiting our Title V webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA is responsible for issuing air permits to commercial and industrial operations with emissions above a certain threshold. LRAPA's air permits have operational requirements that follow Federal, State, and Local regulations that are designed to minimize emissions from businesses.

LRAPA issues Air Contaminant Discharge Permits (ACDP) in Lane County. These permits are categorized into different types based on complexity.

Learn More

Oregon's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program requires reporting of greenhouse gas emissions data and related information from major sources including large stationary sources, and liquid fuel, natural gas, propane, and electricity suppliers.

Learn more about reporting requirements and deadlines for each source category by visiting our Greenhouse Gases webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA has varying forms, documents, and resources that are required or helpful when doing business with the agency. Our forms are posted in relevant and applicable locations throughout our website, as well as in a single repository.

Find all forms offered by LRAPA by visiting our Forms & Resources webpage.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Losing a home to fire is traumatic, both physically and emotionally. During such a crisis, it is easy not to consider the hazardous nature of ash and debris on your property. It’s important to understand hazards to your immediate and long-term health exist in that ash and debris.

Learn more about cleanup efforts and resources for those who lost their home in the 2020 wildfires by visiting our Wildfire Cleanup & Asbestos webpage.

Learn More

Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause cancer and related diseases, for this reason the testing, removal, and disposal of asbestos containing materials is carefully regulated.

Learn more about the air regulation of asbestos in Lane County and find appliable forms on our Form & Resources page.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Clean Air Act PublicationsLRAPA regularly publishes public information on air quality issues such, as new releases, reports, and fact sheets. LRAPA also posts monthly Director reports, monthly Enforcement reports, and yearly annual reports.

Find these reports and other informational resources on our Publications, Reports, and Fact Sheets webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA regularly issues updates and notices on the work conducted by the agency. Join email lists to receive updates on topics of interest, such as public notices, job openings, issued press releases, burning curtailments, and more!

Learn More

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.

Learn More

A Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) is an environmentally beneficial project funded by a company or individual to mitigate part of a civil penalty assessed by LRAPA.  SEPs are ways a business can choose to benefit the community in which they’re based by funding a SEP.

Learn more about LRAPA’s approved SEPs and potentially submit a project for review and possible approval on LRAPA’s Supplemental Environmental Projects webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status in administration of its programs or activities and LRAPA does not retaliate against any individual because they have exercised their rights to participate in, or oppose actions protected by, 40 CFR Parts 5 and 7 or for the purpose of interfering with such rights. 

Learn more about LRAPA’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures by visiting our Non-Discrimination Policy webpage.

Learn More

Wildfire CleanupWildfire smoke is responsible for creating the worst air quality in Lane County history. As climate change drives a longer and more intense wildfire season, it’s important to familiarize yourself with air quality resources and guidelines around wildfire smoke.

Learn more about wildfire smoke in lane county and how to protect indoor air quality during smoke intrusions on our Wildfire Smoke webpage.

Learn More

Prescribed Burning is the process of planning and starting a controlled fire to achieve a specific goal. Prescribed burns are conducted on days that are dry enough to minimize smoke production and windy enough to take smoke out of the Willamette Valley Smoke-Sensitive Receptor Area (SSRA), yet not be so strong as to create fire-control problems.

Learn more about prescribed burns in Lane County and the groups who conduct local burns on our Prescribed Burns webpage.

Learn More

Indoor Air Quality refers to the quality of air within and around buildings and structures, specifically as it relates to the health and comfort of those inside. Air quality impacts our health and wellbeing.  Understating and controlling common pollutants can reduce your exposure and risk associated with indoor air pollution.

Learn more about the common sources of indoor air pollution and the methods to protect air quality on our Indoor Air Quality webpage.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

LRAPA receives direction and oversight from three independent committees who represent the diverse interests of Lane County’s communities. The Board of Directors, the Citizen Advisory Committee, and the Budget Committee. These committees are filled by volunteers in Lane County and their meetings are open to the public.

Learn more about these committees, see meeting minutes, and upcoming agendas on our Public Oversight webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA 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. The agency holds and enforces LRAPA’s rules in Lane County.

Learn more about LRAPA’s rules and read them on our Rules & Regulations webpage.
Learn More

 

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 public records is a public record itself and is subject to disclosure under the law.

Learn more about LRAPA’s records request policy and submit a request on our Records Request webpage.
Learn More

LRAPA is a small local agency with competitive pay and generous benefits.

Learn more about current career opportunities with LRAPA by visiting LRAPA's Careers webpage.

Learn More

LRAPA is currently staffed by 19 full-time employees.

View current staff and their contact information by visiting our Staff Directory webpage.

Learn More