Programs

  • Air Contaminant Discharge PermitsAir Contaminant Discharge Permits are primarily used to regulate minor sources of air contaminant emissions, but are also required for any new major source or major modification at a major source.
  • Air Quality Home
  • Air Quality MonitoringAir Quality Monitoring progtam is responsible for providing accurate scientific data concerning the State of Oregon’s air quality to ensure that the state meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards as required by the Federal Clean Air Act.
  • Air Quality Permitting and Licensing Information
  • Air Quality Today
  • Air ToxicsThe Oregon Air Toxics program works with communities and local governments to create and implement plans to further reduce air toxics.
  • Air Toxics Emissions InventoryPart of the Cleaner Air Oregon Regulatory overhaul, this website was created to assist facilities permitted by DEQ and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency identify emissions information to provide for this request.
  • AsbestosForms and guidance for working with asbestos.
  • Burning RegulationDEQ regulates many types of burning in Oregon including commercial, construction, demolition, domestic, and industrial. Other types of burning, such as forestry and agricultural field burning, are regulated by other state agencies or local governments.
  • Employee Commute OptionsUnder the DEQ ECO program, employers with more than 100 employees must provide commute options to employees designed to reduce the number of cars driven to work in Portland and surrounding areas.
  • Gasoline Vapor Recovery ProgramVapors are emitted during the storage and distribution of gasoline. Gas vapors contain air toxics such as benzene, a known carcinogen, and produce smog. DEQ regulations require that Oregon's service stations, gasoline transporters, bulk tanks and terminals have equipment to capture gas vapors. These regulations protect the health of employees and the public, conserve fuel, prevent spills and contamination, and prevent the malfunction of vapor recovery systems installed on newer vehicles.
  • Greenhouse Gas ReportingEach year, many Oregon businesses and industries that create greenhouse gas emissions submit an annual emissions report to DEQ. Learn more about the types of facilities required to report, reporting deadlines and the methodologies used to calculate and report emissions.
  • Heat SmartIf you’re buying or selling a home with a woodstove or fireplace insert in Oregon, you must ensure it was certified to meet emissions performance standards at the time of manufacture.
  • Nuisance Odor Strategy
  • Oregon Clean Diesel InitiativeThe Clean Diesel Initiative was formed to work with fleet owners and operators to offer ways they can take advantage of the benefits of diesel engines, while reducing their impact.
  • Oregon Clean Fuels ProgramThe Clean Fuels Program is a critical component of Oregon’s plan to reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector such as creating cleaner cars, using cleaner fuels and reducing the amount that Oregonians drive. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, the program has many co-benefits including reductions in other air pollutants, improvements to public health and increased energy security.
  • Oregon Low Emission Vehicle RegulationsTo help Oregon’s continuing effort to reduce air pollution from vehicles statewide, Oregon has adopted California’s program for Zero Emission Vehicles. The latest zero emission regulations apply to new cars and light-duty trucks and will significantly increase the number of emission-free vehicles delivered to Oregon beginning with the 2018 model year.
  • Small Business Assistance ProgramOregon's Business Assistance Program provides technical assistance on air quality rules and related environmental issues. We help small businesses understand what rules apply to them, what requirements they need to comply with and what permitting requirements apply to their industry sector.
  • Title V PermitsThe program clarifies the environmental obligations of a business by organizing in one document all of a business' air pollution control requirements.
  • Vehicle InspectionDEQ operates a Vehicle Inspection Program in the Portland and Rogue Valley areas of Oregon. In these areas, an emissions test is required when registering or renewing a vehicle with Oregon DMV.
  • Wood StovesDEQ has developed the statewide woodstove program to promote the use of cleaner burning woodstoves, and help homeowners burn more efficiently and with less pollution.