Administrative Order No. DEQ 10-2015
Filed and effective: Oct. 16, 2015
See December 2015 Oregon Bulletin
Nancy Cardwell, 503-229-6610
DEQ proposes to incorporate the new (2012) annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 into the Oregon State Implementation Plan. Oregon maintains the federally-approved SIP to protect air quality. The federal Clean Air Act requires DEQ to adopt new or revised NAAQS and incorporate them into the SIP within 3 years after EPA enacts them. EPA enacted the annual NAAQS for PM2.5 on Dec. 14, 2012. This means Oregon's incorporation is due Dec. 14, 2015. DEQ also proposes to submit an Oregon SIP infrastructure for addressing interstate transport of lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5).