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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LRAPA is currently staffed by 19 full-time employees.
View current staff and their contact information by visiting our Staff Directory webpage.