LRAPA Citizen Advisory Committee meeting

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) 1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR

Citizen Advisory Committee LRAPA’s Board of Directors has established a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise the Board in matters pertaining to the region, particularly on methods and procedures for the protection of public health and welfare and of property, from the adverse effects of air pollution. This volunteer committee is made up of 7-15 […]

LRAPA Board of Directors meeting

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) 1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR

Board of Directors LRAPA is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors who represent the diverse interests of their respective locality. Board members are appointed by their corresponding city councils and the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Board seats are divided based upon population size. The Board meets monthly, usually at 12:15pm on the second […]

LRAPA Citizen Advisory Committee meeting

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) 1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR

Citizen Advisory Committee LRAPA’s Board of Directors has established a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise the Board in matters pertaining to the region, particularly on methods and procedures for the protection of public health and welfare and of property, from the adverse effects of air pollution. This volunteer committee is made up of 7-15 […]

LRAPA Board of Directors meeting and First Budget meeting

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) 1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR

NOTE: Meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. Budget meeting prior to Board of Directors meeting. Budget Committee. The LRAPA Budget Committee consists of 18 members, the nine members of the LRAPA Board of Directors plus nine other members of the community. Budget committee members are recruited individually by board members who nominate them for appointment by […]

LRAPA Citizen Advisory Committee meeting

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) 1010 Main Street, Springfield, OR

Citizen Advisory Committee LRAPA’s Board of Directors has established a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise the Board in matters pertaining to the region, particularly on methods and procedures for the protection of public health and welfare and of property, from the adverse effects of air pollution. This volunteer committee is made up of 7-15 […]

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.