Bullseye Glass Company manufactures colored art glass in southeast Portland.
Timeline of events regarding DEQ's regulation of Bullseye Glass
On June 5, 2020, Bullseye submitted a Notice of Compliance Status regarding the 2017 source test. DEQ deemed it incomplete and, on Aug. 20, 2020, sent Bullseye a warning letter that lists the specific information DEQ needs to evaluate compliance.
DEQ should have been more timely regarding follow up documentation with the facility. However, Bullseye operates with a baghouse, the most effective emission control technology for this type of facility, which ensures protection of public health and the environment.
April 2020: DEQ issues Title V air quality permit, which includes emission limits, emissions controls, chromium usage limits, and monitoring and reporting requirements. DEQ will verify compliance with permit conditions by reviewing annual reports and conducting periodic inspections of the facility, at least every two years.
May 2017: DEQ receives Title V air quality permit application.
Nov. 2016: DEQ proposes and Oregon Environmental Quality Commission adopts permanent Colored Art Glass Manufacturing rules
June 2016: DEQ signs Mutual Agreement and Order with Bullseye that specifies additional requirement and controls for operation.
April 2016: DEQ proposes and Oregon Environmental Quality Commission adopts temporary Colored Art Glass Manufacturing rules that require additional emissions controls. DEQ determines Bullseye needs a Title V air quality permit rather than the Simpler Air Contaminant Discharge Permit it previously had.
March 2016: DEQ deploys additional air monitors to collect more data.
Oct. 2015 – Feb. 2016: DEQ deploys temporary air monitors that confirm what the moss data suggested—there were elevated levels of air toxics in these areas.
May 2015: Data from this initial moss study shows potentially elevated levels of air toxics in several Southeast Portland neighborhoods near art glass manufacturing facilities.
2013: DEQ and U.S. Forest Service begin partnering on a moss sampling study to determine if moss could be used as an indicator of air quality.
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- Bullseye Area-Wide Air Sampling and Analysis Plan
- Bullseye Compliance Notification, June 2020
- Bullseye Glass Area-Wide Soil Sampling Report, Phase 2 - October 2016
- Bullseye Glass Company Drywell #1 Cleanup Proposed WorkplanDEQ Response to Comments
- Bullseye Glass Company Source Testing - DEQ approval, February 2017
- Bullseye Glass Company Source Testing - January 2017
- Bullseye Glass Furnace Cleaning Letter to DEQ, June 15, 2016
- Bullseye Glass Information April - May 2016
- Bullseye Glass Modeling Report, June 26, 2017
- Bullseye Glass Source Evaluation Report – Supplemental
- Bullseye Glass Source Evaluation Report, June 8, 2016
- Bullseye Glass Source Test Plan - January 2017
- Bullseye Glass Source Test Review Report, June 20, 2016
- Bullseye Glass Title V Application
- Bullseye Glass Voluntary Cleanup Cost Agreement
- Bullseye MAO addendum - March 2017
- Bullseye Metal Usage Allowances
- Bullseye Mutual Agreement and Final Order - June 2016
- Bullseye Notice to Construct
- Bullseye Warning Letter, August 2020
- Bullseye's request for maximum allowable chromium usage rates, June 22, 2017
- DEQ approval letter to Bullseye on chromium usage rates, June 27, 2017
- DEQ approval of source test plan
- DEQ Source Test Review Report, June 26, 2017
- DEQ's Cease and Desist order renewal, May 27, 2016
- DEQ's memo to Governor Kate Brown, May 19, 2016
- DEQ's order to Bullseye
- July 21, 2016 letter regarding stormwater and sediment sampling results, northeast drywell
- July 21, 2016 letter regarding stormwater and sediment sampling results, northeast drywell - Table 1 - Sediment Quality Data
- July 21, 2016 letter regarding stormwater and sediment sampling results, northeast drywell - Table 2 - Stormwater Quality Data
- June 28, 2016 order to Bullseye about stormwater
- Mutual Agreement and Final Order, Addendum No. 1 - June 24, 2016
- Nov. 21, 2017: Mutual Agreement and Order - Stormwater Violations
- Questions and Answers About Bullseye Source Test Results and DEQ Actions
- Questions and Answers About the Bullseye Glass Co. Mutual Agreement and Final Order
- Questions and Answers: Bullseye Glass Company Opacity's Violation
- Questions and Answers: Bullseye Glass Company's Baghouse Malfunction
- Request for Maximum Allowable Chromium Usage Rate, June 1, 2017
- Source Test Plan
- Source Testing at Bullseye Glass Company
- Underground Injection Control Facility Closure Plan, Bullseye Glass Company
- Underground Injection Control Facility Investigation and Closure Report
- Warning Letter