air pollution

Hazardous ammonia emissions

Manufacturing plant near St. Helens emitted tons of hazardous ammonia without alerting authorities (Oregonian, 2/23/2018)

Company That Emitted 6 Tons Of Ammonia Near St. Helens Pleads Guilty (KUOW, 2/23/2018)

Ammonia facts (2008) Oregon Department of Human Services, Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance

Ammonia (2000) Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Environmental Public Health

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