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Air Toxics Health Risk Assessment Status

DEQ is seeking public comments on the proposed air quality permit renewal for Collins Pine Company's sawmill in Lakeview.

In conjunction with the air quality permit renewal, Collins Pine worked with DEQ to assess potential health risks from the sawmill's toxic air contaminant emissions.

The assessment shows that risk from facility emissions is low enough that no changes or risk reduction measures are required. However, the risk levels require specific permit conditions to maintain current levels of emissions, as well as require the facility to communicate these health risks to the surrounding community.

Background

Cleaner Air Oregon is a health-based permitting program that regulates emissions of toxic air contaminants from facilities based on risk to nearby communities. CAO requires facilities to report toxic air contaminant emissions, assess potential health risks to people nearby and reduce toxic air contaminant risk if it exceeds health standards.

As part of the Cleaner Air Oregon process, each facility has a dedicated web page to provide communities access to facility information and updates on where it is involved in the process.

  • Each step of the CAO risk assessment process has a section that includes DEQ's communications and deliverables from the facility.
  • A color-coded graphic shows where a facility is in the Cleaner Air Oregon Process.

For additional information and history of the program, visit the Cleaner Air Oregon website.

Air Toxics assessment process

process diagram 

​Aug. 26, 2019: Facility called in to CAO program.

Nov. 25, 2019: Facility submitted Emissions Inventory

Jan. 23, 2020: DEQ sent comment letter requesting supporting information

Feb. 19, 2020: Facility submitted the following documents in response to DEQ's comment letter:

March 9, 2020: DEQ approves Emissions Inventory

April 12, 2022: DEQ sent letter regarding revised reporting requirements for exempt TEUs


​​Modeling protocol​

Apr. 6, 2020: Facility requests and DEQ grants extension request for submittal of Modeling Protocol.

Apr. 20, 2020: Facility submits Modeling Protocol for DEQ review

May 20, 2020: DEQ response to Modeling Protocol

June 30, 2020: Facility submits revised Modeling Protocol

Oct. 1, 2020: DEQ response to Modeling Protocol

Oct. 23, 2020: Facility submits completed Forms AQ521 and AQ522.

Nov. 10, 2020: DEQ requests revised Forms AQ521 and AQ522 via email.

Nov. 19, 2020: Facility submits revised Forms AQ521 and AQ522.

Dec. 9, 2020: DEQ requests revised Modeling Protocol

Dec. 18, 2020: Facility submits revised Modeling Protocol

Feb. 25, 2021: DEQ requests revisions to Modeling Protocol and Form AQ522

March 12, 2021: Facility submits revised Modeling Protocol and Form AQ522

March 25, 2021: DEQ approves Modeling Protocol, Forms AQ521 and AQ522, and Risk Assessment Work Plan

Risk Assessment Work Plan

May 21, 2020: Facility submits Risk Assessment Work Plan

June 25, 2020: DEQ response to Risk Assessment Work Plan

July 25, 2020: Facility submits revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

March 25, 2021: DEQ approves Modeling Protocol, Forms AQ521 and AQ522, and Risk Assessment Work Plan

  • Approved Risk Assessment Work Plan​


July 23, 2021
Facility submits Risk Assessment

July 26, 2021
Facility submits revised Risk Assessment to include additional tables

Sept. 8, 2021
DEQ approves Risk Assessment

Oct. 8, 2021
CAO Permit Application Submitted

​Dec. 17, 2021
Facility submits revised Risk Assessment with higher kiln activity

June 28, 2022
DEQ approves Risk Assessment and exempt TEU information.





DEQ Contact

Kenzie Billings

Site Address
1600 Missouri Ave

Lakeview, OR 97630