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Roseburg Forest Products Medford

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 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

​For an introduction to emissions inventories and why they matter, please see EPA’s Fact Sheet. An Emissions Inventory is a list of each toxic air contaminant regulated under the Cleaner Air Oregon rules that a facility emits in a given year. The Emissions Inventory includes the amount of each toxic air contaminant emitted from each individual emissions-producing activity.
 
March 4, 2019
DEQ calls RFP Medford into the program
May 31, 2019
RFP Medford submits Emissions Inventory and Categorically Insignificant Activities Form for DEQ review.
July 31, 2019
DEQ requests supporting Emissions Inventory information.
  • DEQ’s response letter: DEQ requests emissions inventory revisions and supporting information to verify emissions reported in the original Emissions Inventory submittal
Aug. 20, 2019
RFP Medford submits a revised emissions inventory and supporting information.
 
RFP Medford supplies a revised emissions inventory and supporting information for DEQ review.
Oct. 4, 2019
DEQ requests supporting Emissions Inventory information. 
  • DEQ’s response letter: DEQ requests that RFP Medford’s revise dioxins/furans emission factors for the facility’s sanderdust-fired boiler.
Oct. 24, 2019
RFP Medford furnishes additional information regarding dioxins/furans emission factors for the facility’s sanderdust-fired boiler.
Dec. 27, 2019
RFP Medford revises emissions inventory to include revised dioxins/furans emissions factors for sanderdust-fired boiler.
 
Jan. 8, 2020
DEQ issues formal emissions inventory approval letter​.

Jan. 14, 2021
DEQ revises Emissions Inventory.

April 13, 2022
DEQ sent letter regarding revised reporting requirements for exempt TEUs.

June 9, 2022
DEQ approves exempt TEUs.
Aug. 11, 2022
Facility submits updated Emissions Inventory to include all emissions considered in approved Risk Assessment 
​Modeling Protocol

To better understand what kind of information is included in a modeling protocol, please see DEQ's Draft Recommended Procedures for Air Quality Dispersion Modeling.

Feb. 6, 2020: RFP Medford provides initial Level 3 Modeling Protocol

​Feb. 18, 2020: DEQ meets with RFP Medford to discuss Modeling Protocol

April 23, 2020: DEQ meets with RFP Medford to discuss Modeling Protocol

May 15, 2020: RFP Medford submits revised Modeling Protocol

May 28, 2020: DEQ issues Modeling Protocol approval letter to RFP Medford

Jan. 14, 2021: DEQ requests revised Modeling Protocol

March 2, 2021: RFP Medford submits revised Modeling Protocol

March 25, 2021: DEQ approves Modeling Protocol


Risk Assessment Work Plan

To better understand what kind of information is included in a risk assessment work plan, please see DEQ's Draft Recommended Procedures for Conducting Toxic Air Contaminant Health Risk Assessments.

Feb. 24, 2020: RFP Medford submits Risk Assessment Work Plan Extension Request due to pending EQC vote on Hazard Index rulemaking
Feb. 27, 2020: DEQ responds to RFP Medford's Risk Assessment Work Plan extension request

June 10, 2020: RFP Medford submits Risk Assessment Work Plan

July 2, 2020: DEQ requests revisions to RFP Medford's Risk Assessment Work Plan

July 8, 2020: RFP Medford submits revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

Aug. 14, 2020: DEQ approves RFP Medford's Risk Assessment Work Plan submitted on July 8, 2020

​Jan. 14, 2021: DEQ requests revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

March 2, 2021: RFP Medford submits revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

March 25, 2021: DEQ approves revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

Nov. 16, 2021: Facility submits revised Risk Assessment Work Plan

June 9, 2022: DEQ approves categorically exempt TEU information and risk assessment documents 



Dec. 11, 2020: RFP Medford submits Level 3 Risk Assessment 

Jan. 14, 2021: DEQ requests revised Level 3 Risk Assessment

March 2, 2021: RFP Medford submits revised Level 3 Risk Assessment

March 25, 2021: DEQ approves revised Level 3 Risk Assessment

​Nov, 16, 2021: Facility submits revised Risk Assessment

June 9, 2022: DEQ approves categorically exempt TEU information and risk assessment documents 


About the Facility

RFP Medford is a wood products manufacturing facility located within the urban growth boundary of Medford. RFP acquired the facility in 2015 and produces medium density fiberboard at their Medford facility. Fiberboard is produced by processing wood furnish in a digester, and refined furnish is combined with resins and wax. The fiber stream is conveyed into dryers and formed into fiberboard that is pressed under high heat.



DEQ Contact

Kenzie Billings

Site Address

2685 N Pacific Hwy,
Medford, OR 97501

Current Permits

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