Oregon New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air contaminant discharge permits (ACDPs): Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-216-0010 to 340-216-0094

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Major source construction permits: OAR 340-224-0010 to 340-224-0100

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 40 CFR 52.1977 and OAR 340-224-0050

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.338 and OAR 340-204-0030

Definitions: OAR 340-200-0020

Permitting requirements: OAR 340-224-0050

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.1977, 40 CFR 52.1987, and OAR 340-224-0070

Class I areas: 40 CFR 81.425 and OAR 340-204-0050

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: OAR 340-224-0010(5) and OAR 340-224-0010(6)

Definitions: OAR 340-200-0020

Permitting requirements: OAR 340-224-0070

Maintenance areas: OAR 340-224-0060

Fugitive emissions: OAR 340-224-0100

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. An air contaminant discharge permit (ACDP) must be obtained from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) before construction, installation, or operation of any air contaminant source. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

Oregon currently has several counties that are in nonattainment with one or more of the ...

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