Although their public health assessment work is now complete, there are ongoing soil and water cleanup activities occurring at the PCC facility. PCC was also recently called into the Cleaner Air Oregon program, where it will be required to conduct a health-based risk assessment of its emissions. These activities are led by DEQ with support and consultation from the OHA Environmental Public Health team.
Questions or concerns? Contact the Environmental Public Health Team at Oregon Health Authority by email or phone at (503)-269-3689.
Meeting about Air Quality near PCC – ADOBE CONNECT
Due to health concerns, this meeting will take place virtually using a program called Adobe Connect. You can participate using a computer or smart device using the link below. To call in using a phone, dial the toll-free number and enter the participant code. Questions? Contact Lauren Wirtis at DEQ.
Portland Clean Air (PCA) will be in attendance at our May 2nd, 2019 public board meeting, presenting following board elections. Portland Clean Air has compiled the DEQ Cleaner Air Oregon Chemical Balance Sheets showing total emissions, separately for uncontrolled emissions, and ranked them using the DEQ level I screening of the known health effects of these emissions. Two professional computer programmers volunteered and DEQ checked the work. PCA has also mapped diesel particulate using ODOT 24 hour truck counts. Greg Bourget, Lead Researcher for PCA, will present the data and action planned by a cooperative effort of 35 Neighborhood Associations.
Are you concerned about what’s in your soil? The 2016 Department of Environmental Quality Errol Heights Soil Sampling Report is available! This report includes the sampling done at the Errol Heights Community Garden. To view and download the report, click here.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is extending the public comment period for the Cleaner Air Oregon rule-making effort by 30 days.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is extending the public comment period for the Cleaner Air Oregon rulemaking effort by 30 days. The new deadline for submission of comments will be Monday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. The extension is provided to allow interested parties to provide a comprehensive review on the proposed rules, which would set health risk limits on pollutants that industrial and commercial facilities emit.
The Cleaner Air Oregon rule-making process was launched by Governor Kate Brown in April 2016, after communities around the state raised concerns about their exposure to potentially harmful heavy metals, chemicals and other pollutants from factories and other industrial and commercial sources. The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission will consider the final rule proposal at its July 12-13, 2018, regular meeting. Oregonians can submit their input online at the Cleaner Air Oregon website, or in writing to DEQ at 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland OR, 97232, attn.: Joe Westersund.