air pollution

Air pollution audit

DEQ permit and inspection backlog endangers air quality, audit finds (Statesman Journal, 1/3/18)

Auditors: DEQ backlogs ‘endanger state’s air quality and health’ (Portland Tribune, 1/3/18)

Human Health Put At Risk In Oregon By Air Pollution Permit Backlog: Audit (OPB, 1/3/18)

State audit targets DEQ’s air quality permit backlog (KTVZ, 1/3/18)

Audit: Oregon regulators face ‘unmanageable workload,’ potentially harming air quality (Oregonian, 1/3/18)

Department of Environmental Quality Should Improve the Air Quality Permitting Process to Reduce Its Backlog and Better Safeguard Oregon’s Air [PDF] (2018) Audits Division, Secretary of State

Field burning

Why are field burns in the Salem-area allowed during Oregon wildfires? (Statesman Journal, 9/14/2017)

Summary of the field burning season (annual) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

Burning questions? : a guide to burning regulations in the Willamette Valley (2015) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

¿Tiene preguntas sobre la quema? : una guía para los reglamentos de quema en el Valle de Willamette (2015) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

Smoky air from wildfires

Bad air adds to region’s weather woes (Portland Tribune, 8/3/2017)

Haze and heat lead to DEQ air pollution advisory (Portland Tribune, 8/2/2017)

Smoke from Northwest fires blows over Columbia Basin (East Oregonian, 8/2/2017)

Heat, wildfires make Portland’s air quality among worst in nation (Oregonian, 8/4/2017)

Wildfires, Wind Cast Haze Over The Willamette Valley (OPB, 8/3/2017)

Hazy, smoky air : do you know what to do? (2013) Oregon Health Authority, Health Security, Preparedness and Response Program

Wildfire smoke and your health (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Air Pollution by Oil Recyclers

DEQ announces air pollution controls for oil recyclers (Portland Tribune, 6/13/17)

Draft Hayden Island area-wide air sampling results [PDF] (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Trip report : Jantzen Beach air testing, Portland, Oregon [PDF] (2016) United States Environmental Protection Agency