Thank you to all the facilities that submitted air toxics emissions information. DEQ and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency are currently reviewing the submittals made by permitted facilities in May and September 2017. Because many facilities are reporting for the first time, the data is of varying quality and requires careful review. The agencies are working with facilities where information may be incorrect, missing or needs further clarification. In some cases, the agencies may request additional information from the reporting facility. The data will be used to prioritize facilities for inclusion in the CAO permitting program. To ensure accurate prioritization, the agencies are performing this thorough review of the submitted data. It will take several steps of refinement and the emissions data will likely change throughout the process.
Air toxics reporting for 2017
Air Toxics reporting for the Cleaner Air Oregon Rules for 2017 is not required. Although reporting for this program is not required for 2017, the agencies strongly encourage facilities to maintain records and track air toxics emissions moving forward as this will help meet future reporting requirements once the final rules are adopted.
Revisions for 2016 reported data
The submittal window is now closed. The agencies may accept revisions to 2016 data reported last year; however, it is dependent upon the type of data provided (i.e. source test data, etc.) and whether it applies to the 2016 reporting year. Before preparing and submitting revisions, please contact the appropriate agency that manages your facility’s air permit to determine what revisions will be accepted.
For DEQ facilities, please contact JR Giska
, DEQ Air Toxics Emissions Analyst, by email or by telephone at 503-229-5178.
For LRAPA facilities, please contact LRAPA directly at 541-736-1056 to determine if and what revisions they will accept.
DEQ next steps
Upon completion of the review, DEQ will compile the individual facility emissions (DEQ permitted facilities only) into a final statewide inventory. This comprehensive data will be used to establish a statewide baseline emissions inventory (2016) to track future air toxics emissions and measure emission changes over time. It will also be used to help identify areas of concern and focus efforts to mitigate risk to those communities.
DEQ will publish the inventory later this summer. Please check back in September 2018 to see the inventory results.