Air toxics health risk assessment status
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 legal limits.
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 in the risk assessment process.
- Each step of the CAO risk assessment process has a section that includes DEQ's communications and deliverables with the facility.
- The color-coded graphic below shows where a facility is in the Cleaner Air Oregon process.
- For additional information and history of the program, visit the Cleaner Air Oregon web page.
March 1, 2022: Facility called in to CAO program.
About the Facility
Georgia-Pacific Toledo LLC produces pulp and paper products from a variety of virgin wood chips and recycled fibers. Pulp is produced using Kraft (sulfate), modified Kraft (semi-chemical), and recycling processes. Other major processes at the facility include material handling, steam and energy production, chemical recovery and byproducts, paper production, and product handling and shipping. The mill is located within the city limits of Toledo and has been operating since 1957.