Governing Law and Regulations
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.
OREGON'S AIR PROGRAM
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.
Areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular pollutant. Oregon currently has nonattainment ...