Just in time for Halloween, Oregon DEQ has published their proposed rules to establish an entirely new permitting program designed to limit air emissions of 255 toxic chemicals and classes of toxic chemicals. The rule will apply to all facilities that are currently required to obtain an Air Quality Discharge Permit or Title V Operating Permit and to any facility DEQ determines could potentially emit non-de minimis amounts of toxic air pollutants.
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See this post for our brief overview of the recently released discussion draft of the Cleaner Air Oregon air toxics health-based rules. The advisory committee has been asked to review and submit comments by September 9. Then Oregon DEQ will update the discussion draft and issue a formal draft for a 60-day public review period starting mid-October.
Here's a brief overview "discussion draft" air toxics rules that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released a few days ago. Contact us if you would like more information.
Diane is a licensed professional engineer with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. She started her air quality consulting career at Bison Engineering in 1991. From 1996 through 2016, she worked as an independent air quality consultant while focusing on raising her family. Diane also worked at Montana DEQ for two years as an air quality modeling specialist. Diane rejoined Bison Engineering in 2016. Diane has a great deal of experience in air quality permitting and compliance support for wood products clients in Idaho, Washington, Oregon
Links to three articles analyzing recent court cases regarding renewable energy environmental impacts plus our own notes on another similar court case.
Just presented this morning at the Mass Timber 2017 Conference in Portland, Oregon. The presentation outlines and provides additional information on the recently released draft framework for Oregon's in-work, risk-based air toxics rule; click here to see a copy of the presentation. The Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee will be reviewing and discussing the framework in a public meeting next Tuesday, 4/4, in Springfield. I plan to attend and will provide another update. Stay tuned! Kevin Mathews p.s. Before attending this conference, I didn't know much about mass timber (someone told me it's short for "massive" timber). The industry has done
As promised, Oregon DEQ and the Oregon Health Authority have released a draft framework for the new set of air toxics rules they have been developing. Check out this announcement on the Cleaner Air Oregon website. Here's a copy of the draft framework. The agencies will be meeting with the CAO Advisory Committee Tuesday, April 4th in Springfield to discuss the proposal and take public comments.
See this update on the Cleaner Air Oregon rule-making process from notes taken at a recent meeting of the Associated Oregon Industries’ Environment and Energy Council.
Kellen joined Bison in 2015. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Beloit College and is an environmental scientist in the Helena office. Kellen has five years of experience as a source tester and environmental chemist. As a member of the Source Testing group, Kellen conducts air emissions testing in accordance with EPA methods for both engineering and compliance purposes for a variety of clients. He has extensive experience and knowledge operating Boiler MACT compliance testing, Title V compliance testing, JJJJ and ZZZZ testing, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), which is used to
Bret Gallo and Jacob Wiggs will be attending the Montana Petroleum Association's Annual Meeting on August 30th and 31st. Bret will be going the fishing derby (to defend his last year victory) and Jake will be participating in the golf tourney. All you fishermen/women and golfers better bring your A GAME!! We look forward to seeing everybody. This is a great annual event to spend face-to-face with our partners within the industry! Attached is a link to the agenda. http://www.montanapetroleum.org/annual-meeting/