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1 Department of Environmental Quality Crater Lake Welcome to Oregon

2 Department of Environmental Quality Oregon Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5 ) Compared to EPA PM 2.5 Standard Oakridge Eugene/Springfield Grants Pass Medford Klamath Falls Portland Lakeview Pendleton Burns Albany Salem John Day Tier 1a – In Violation Tier 1b - Expected to Violate Tier 2 - At Risk of Violation Tier 3 - Area of Concern Cottage Grove La Grande Prineville

3 Department of Environmental Quality Challenge: Meeting the Fine Particulate Standard The DallesSalem Albany E u g e n e / S p r i n g f i e l d Baker City O a k r i d g e L a k e v i e w Bend John Day Burns K l a m a t h F a l l s Corvallis PendletonEnterprise L a G r a n d e M e d f o r d G r a n t s P a s s Cave Jctn Cottage Grove Daily Std 35 ug/m3 Less than 3yr of data available for average SouthwestEastern & Central Willamette Valley PDX Metro Columbia Gorge ug/m 3 Portland Metro

4 Department of Environmental Quality Oregon Ozone (O 3 ) Compared to EPA’s Ozone Standard Eugene/Springfield Medford Portland Hermiston Salem Tier 1a – In Violation Tier 1b - Expected to Violate Tier 2 - At Risk of Violation Tier 3 - Area of Concern Bend

5 Department of Environmental Quality Recent Oregon Air Quality Initiatives Heat Smart: removal of uncertified woodstoves upon home sale Portland Air Toxics Solutions: Multi-Sector, geographic based air toxics reduction plan PGE Boardman BART: New rule options for BART and early closure of coal-fired power plant Climate Change: Low Carbon Fuel, truck efficiency, permitting and more

6 Department of Environmental Quality Heat Smart Program Requires removal of old, uncertified stove upon home sale Requires removal of old, uncertified stove upon home sale August 1, 2010 – program requirements went into effect August 1, 2010 – program requirements went into effect Sets emission standards for a broader range of home wood-heating devices Sets emission standards for a broader range of home wood-heating devices Closes loopholes regarding exempt stoves Closes loopholes regarding exempt stoves

7 Department of Environmental Quality Portland Air Toxics Solutions Meteoro- logical Domain EI and Modeling Domain PATS Study Area Boundary 1019 Model Receptors

8 Department of Environmental Quality Localized and Regional Impact Areas

9 Department of Environmental Quality 14 Class I Areas impacted 300 km radius PGE Boardman Coal-Fired Power Plant

10 Department of Environmental Quality 2007 Oregon Climate Change Legislation Renewable Portfolio StandardRenewable Portfolio Standard Renewable Fuels StandardsRenewable Fuels Standards Biomass & biofuels tax creditBiomass & biofuels tax credit Energy efficiency tax credits expandedEnergy efficiency tax credits expanded State Global Warming CommissionState Global Warming Commission State GHG Reduction GoalsState GHG Reduction Goals

11 Department of Environmental Quality Oregon Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

12 Department of Environmental Quality 2009 Oregon Climate Change Legislation Expanded greenhouse gas reportingExpanded greenhouse gas reporting Authorized a low-carbon fuel standardAuthorized a low-carbon fuel standard Initiated study of truck efficiency and idlingInitiated study of truck efficiency and idling Strengthened green building codes Ensured no new conventional coal power Provided energy efficiency financing Created pilot solar feed-in tariff Implemented biodiesel blending requirement

13 Department of Environmental Quality Greenhouse Gas Permitting Low Carbon Fuel Standard & Low Emission Vehicle Standard Truck Efficiency & Idling Greenhouse Gas Reporting & Emission Inventory


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