Dept. of Environmental Quality

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

DEQ public records requests

‘Blockades, mazes and rabbit holes’ for public records at Oregon environmental agency (Oregonian, 1/19/17)

publicrecordsImproving public engagement and public records management at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality [PDF] (2016) Portland State University, Center for Public Service