Oregon Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1970 to 52.1988

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.338

Air permits: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-210, OAR 340-216, OAR 340-218, and OAR 340-224

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, OAR 340-244-0010, and OAR 340-246

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60 and OAR 340-238-0060

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Regional haze: OAR 340-223-0010 to 340-223-0080

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon's air program is shaped by its SIP. The SIP is a plan detailing the methods by which the state will implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Oregon's air program is implemented and enforced by DEQ's Air Quality Division. Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority administers air quality programs within its jurisdiction.

State Requirements



Oregon's SIP was officially submitted January 25, 1972, and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA Amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related requirements.

Attainment Status

Areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular pollutant. Oregon currently has nonattainment ...

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