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Reporting requirements regarding air releases of hazardous substances
Reporting requirements regarding air releases of hazardous substances
Recent Information for Reporting Requirements regarding Air Releases of Hazardous Substances

Recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule change that may impact confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Oregon. ODA and DEQ have compiled the following information about the rule change and attached an NCBA fact sheet on emission calculation and reporting methodology and an EPA fact sheet on exemptions/reporting requirements.

This EPA rule is not related to the Oregon CAFO General Permit No. 1 (CAFO Permit) you are registered to and is not a new requirement of the CAFO Permit. It is our understanding that the requirement to report these releases of hazardous substances is not new and the rule change created an exemption for small CAFOs from EPCRA [Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act] requirements and for all CAFOs from CERCLA [Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act] requirements.


Please review the information in the attached fact sheet.The USEPA Fact Sheet* includes a link to Iowa State University’s extension website that has information on reporting requirements. URL: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/airquality

*USEPA Fact Sheet, January 2009, received on January 21, 2009, Rule Change Provides Exemptions from Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Farm Animal Waste

In order to complete a report, you should:
  • Calculate the emission amounts;
  • File a telephone report with the Oregon Emergency Response system (OERS) at 1-800-452-0311;
  • Complete and submit a written report within 30 days to:
Sue Otjen, Emergency Planning & Response Section Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshall
4760 Portland Road NE
Salem, OR 97305-1760


For further information on the continuous release reporting process, contact EPA Region 10, Suzanne Powers CERCLA/EPCRA Coordinator 360-753-9475, powers.suzanne@epa.gov


Rule Change Provides Exemptions from Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Farm Animal Waste Fact Sheet


Final Rule
CERCLA/EPCRA Administrative Reporting Exemption for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms