Programs

  • AmeriTies West - The DallesAmeriTies West is a railroad tie treatment facility that has operated in The Dalles under various owners since 1922. The facility uses a coal-tar product called creosote to treat wooden railroad ties to make them weather and insect resistant.
  • Ashland Railroad Yard CleanupThe Ashland Railroad Yard is a vacant 20-acre parcel owned by Union Pacific near downtown. DEQ has approved Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to begin clean up at the site in mid-2017 to remove most of the contamination from the site and enable Union Pacific to potentially sell all, or a portion, of the property.
  • Astoria Marine Construction
  • Bradford Island at Bonneville Dam
  • Bullseye GlassBullseye Glass Company manufactures colored art glass in southeast Portland. In January 2016, possibly unsafe levels of arsenic and cadmium were found in the air near the facility.
  • Columbia Pacific Bio-RefineryOn Aug. 19, 2014, DEQ issued Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery, located in Clatskanie, a Standard Air Contaminant Discharge Permit for storage and marine vessel loading of crude oil and ethanol.
  • Columbia Slough Sediment Project
  • Coyote Island Terminal Coal Export ProjectAmbre Energy would bring up to 8.8 million tons of coal a year by train from Montana and/or Wyoming to Boardman. The company would store the coal in covered storage buildings at the Port of Morrow before transferring it to barges using an enclosed conveyor system.
  • Daimler Trucks North America LLCDaimler Trucks North America manufactures heavy trucks on Swan Island in Portland. The company builds Western Star trucks from component parts and paints them in spray booths at a facility located at 6936 North Fathom Avenue.
  • Environmental Cleanup SitesList of sites in the Environmental Cleanup Program with their own web pages. These pages are for certain sites that may have significant public interest.
  • Gasoline Terminals in Northwest PortlandIn Northwest Portland there are six gasoline terminals that receive, store, blend, and transfer gasoline, fuel oils, lubricants and a variety of other petroleum products.
  • Grimm's FuelGrimm’s Fuel Company operates a composting facility that receives and processes yard debris at 18850 SW Cipole Road in Tualatin. Grimm’s has a DEQ solid waste composting facility permit for its operations.
  • Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber CompanyHollingsworth & Vose manufactures specialty glass fiber products from sand and other materials using electric furnaces and other equipment that result in glass melting and shaping of the glass into long, very thin fibers.
  • Hollingsworth & Vose, formerly Evanite, Cleanup DEQ is working with Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber Corporation to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene at its Corvallis site, which was previously operated by Evanite. Groundwater at the site and on neighboring properties contains varying concentrations of a chemical, commonly known as TCE, from releases at the facility in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • JH BaxterThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) received results from eight off-site soil samples required under the October 2019 cleanup plan for J.H. Baxter’s (Baxter) wood treatment facility in Eugene. Four results, including one in the Bethel Neighborhood directly north of the facility and three stormwater ditch locations, indicated elevated levels of dioxins, a group of toxic chemicals.
  • Johnson Creek LandfillDEQ is continuing to work with the owner of the former Johnson Creek Landfill property, Emmert International, to investigate residential properties near the former landfill.
  • Jordan Cove Energy ProjectJordan Cove Energy Project L.P. proposes to construct a liquefied natural gas export facility near North Bend, Oregon.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Projects in OregonIn Oregon, LNG projects require DEQ and other state agencies to coordinate the application of environmental law with the Oregon Department of Energy. DEQ is responsible for drafting, issuing and ensuring compliance with environmental permits.
  • Mid-Coast Biosolids ApplicationsDEQ authorizes a number of cities along Oregon’s Mid-Coast to apply biosolids. Read frequently asked questions and documents associated with the various cities including site authorizations, biosolid management plans and annual reports.
  • NE Portland Scrap YardA five-alarm fire started on March 12, 2018 at a scrap yard called NW Metals in northeast Portland.
  • Northstar DevelopmentThe owner of a 150-acre property that was once home to farmland in Salem plans to transport soil that contains low levels of the insecticide dieldrin from the site to a farm outside Keizer where it will be used to fill in two abandoned quarries.
  • PGE BoardmanPortland General Electric Company operates two fossil fuel-fired electric generating plants in the Eastern Region.
  • Portland Harbor
  • Portland North Harbor Air Quality
  • Precision Castparts Corp.Precision Castparts Corp., also known as PCC Structurals, Inc., produces nickel-based superalloy, titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum castings for aerospace, land-based turbine, medical, military armament and other applications. The company has three facilities in the Portland region.
  • Riverbend LandfillThe landfill’s permit required the well to be resampled, which occurred in June 2016. These results confirmed exceedances for three of the four parameters: bicarbonate alkalinity, dissolved magnesium and dissolved sodium.
  • Ross Island
  • Umatilla Chemical DepotDEQ’s provides its oversight through its issuance and updating of a hazardous waste storage and treatment facility permit for the disposal facility.
  • USPS Processing & Distribution CenterThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is overseeing the cleanup of the 13.4-acre United States Postal Service - Processing and Distribution Center, referred to as the USPS site. Work started in August 2020 with demolition of the former Vehicle Maintenance Facility, and cleanup work will start September 2020, including removal of about 2,200 tons of petroleum-contaminated soils from the north end of the site.
  • Westside Rock Hayden QuarryIn May 2020, DEQ issued a penalty of $611,403 to Columbia Northwest Recycling, doing business as Construction Materials Recycling, also referred to as CMR, for operating a solid waste disposal site at the Westside Rock Hayden Quarry in Cornelius without a permit.
  • Willamette River Sediment Study