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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 ...