Category Archives: Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

RFP fined for air emissions

Roseburg Forest Products was fined $38,400 by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for violating air quality standards at its plant in Dillard back in March. RFP’s violation was for operating a wood-waste boiler without its pollution control device, which resulted in a continuous release of pollution into the air for about nine hours overnight […]
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Oregon DEQ Proposes A New Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes a new pollution standards for reducing mercury contamination in the Willamette Basin. The Total Maximum Daily Load — or TMDL plan — limits the amount of mercury pollution that can be present in all 12 sub-basins of the Willamette basin. Source: Oregon DEQ Proposes A New Plan To […]
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Oregon DEQ fines Salem real estate company for wastewater violations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the company violated state law last winter during construction of Southtown Apartments. Source: Oregon DEQ fines Salem real estate company for wastewater violations

DEQ: Landfill ‘poses no threat’ to Johnson Creek

Apparently a landfill and industrial activities along Johnson Creek have not despoiled the creek. An abandoned landfill near Johnson Creek in north Clackamas County does not pose a threat to the nearby creek, according to a new review of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality files. Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Landfill ‘poses no threat’ […]
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Feds issue final environmental analysis of Jordan Cove natural gas export project in Coos Bay

The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and its 230-mile feeder pipeline in southern Oregon would have some adverse and significant impacts on both Coos Bay and on 18 threatened and endangered species, according to staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Source: Feds issue final environmental analysis of Jordan Cove natural gas export […]
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Recycling Is Down In Oregon. Advocates Blame Plastic

Oregon is not very good at recycling, and it’s getting worse, according to a new report. Overall recycling rates in the state have steadily declined for the last several years, even as the amount of waste generated per person in the state has grown. The report, published Thursday by the group Environment Oregon, uses data released […]
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Opinion: DEQ hasn’t justified increasing emissions test fees

Sen. Betsy Johnson writes that she will encourage her fellow legislators to turn down an expected request from DEQ to increase its vehicle emission fees, saying the agency has not adequately shown it is pursuing the most cost-effective way of offering the service to Oregonians. Source: Opinion: DEQ hasn’t justified increasing emissions test fees – […]
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Rain Could Help Poor Air Quality In Oregon, Southwest Washington

Poor air quality is continuing in much of Oregon and southwest Washington, but more rain in the forecast could improve that. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory earlier this week that has been extended until at least Tuesday. Source: Rain Could Help Poor Air Quality In Oregon, Southwest Washington . News | OPB

Air Quality Advisory Extended For Pacific Northwest Area

An air quality advisory for much of Oregon and southwest Washington that was initially expected to last only through Tuesday night, has now been extended Source: Air Quality Advisory Extended For Pacific Northwest Area | Jefferson Public Radio

DEQ: Region’s stagnant air expected to hang around

State advisory was issued because air conditions have trapped wood smoke near the ground. State officials have extended a Portland-area air quality advisory until Tuesday, Nov. 12. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality said Wednesday, Nov. 6, that the region’s air could be stagnant for several days. Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Region’s stagnant air […]
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