Daimler Trucks North America LLC owns and operates a truck manufacturing and painting facility in the Swan Island industrial area in North Portland. The facility has a Title V air quality permit from DEQ.
Title V Air Quality Permit
DEQ held a public process for the renewal of Daimler's Title V air quality permit from October to December 2020, including a virtual public hearing on Nov. 30, 2020. Following the public comment period and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review, DEQ issued the Title V permit on May 17, 2021.
If you have any questions about the air quality permit, contact DEQ permit writer, David Kauth at 503-229-5053.
Best Work Practices Agreement
After the issuance of the suspected odor nuisance notice, DEQ and Daimler entered into discussions to develop a Best Work Practices Agreement. The agreement was signed in August 2020 and is now in effect. Elements of the agreement will be incorporated into the renewed Title V permit.
Under this agreement, Daimler has agreed to address its two painting processes: top and clear coating cabs and painting the chassis. Daimler will transition all top and clear coating activities to its North Carolina location by December 2022. The Portland facility will continue to operate one booth, down from five, to service older, legacy model cabs. Daimler will also explore alternative methods for painting the chassis to reduce emissions and odors.