Your chance to get involved!
JOIN the Rally for Clean Air! on Wednesday, Oct. 5th in Portland…
WHAT: Rally for Clean Air!
Take the 2 Air Quality DEQ Surveys TODAY–using health-based criteria!
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is going through air-quality rule-making and seeks community input on their initiative, Cleaner Air Oregon. Our Executive Director, Lisa Arkin, is a member of the Cleaner Air Oregon Air Advisory Committee.An important way to make sure your voice is heard is to take the DEQ surveys. All reponses will be tallied and considered by the agency (DEQ). It’s important for us to demand HEALTH-BASED criteria to create strong air quality laws.
It’s time to remind everyone that our dirty air is a social justice and public health crisis!
Join event co-hosts and endorsing organizations: Neighbors for Clean Air, Oregon Physicians for Responsibility, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Crag Law Center, Beyond Toxics, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, South Portland Air Quality, Eastside Portland Air Coalition, North Portland Air Quality, and 350 PDX.
The rally will be held before the Department of Environmental Quality holds its final statewide Cleaner Air Oregon public forum October 5th at 6-8 PM, at the Oregon Convention Center.
Join Beyond Toxics and a coalition of clean air advocacy groups in sharing a vision for clean, healthy air in our communities.
REFORMING OREGON’S INDUSTRIAL AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS
2 State agencies are inviting Oregonians to help create new regulations that protect the health of our people and our planet and need feedback from Oregonians.
- Take the 1st Cleaner Air Oregon Survey: “Settings Risk & Cumulative Risk“
- Take the 2nd Cleaner Air Oregon Survey: “Applicability & Implementation“
- Read the state of Oregon’s background information: Air Quality 101–>>
- Read our suggested solutions, “5-Point Plan to Protect Public Health from Air Toxics and Improve Permitting and Reporting” (PDF)
THE POLICY FORUMS:
2 Oregon agencies, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) present policy topics followed by an opportunity for the public to provide comment to inform the Advisory Committee discussions.
Join Lisa Arkin in Portland
Wednesday October 5th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97232 | Map
DEQ proposes that the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) approve proposed permanent rules for colored art glass manufacturers (CAGMs). This proposal is based on the temporary rules adopted by EQC in April 2016, with modifications based on new information and public comment.
DEQ has posted the staff report for the proposed Art Glass Permanent Rules. The staff report contains the proposed rules, summary of comments received, DEQ’s response to comments, and the estimated fiscal impact of the proposed rules. A copy of the staff report can be found on the EQC meetings page. EQC will be taking action on the proposed rules at their Sept. 29 meeting.
To learn more about this rulemaking and the advisory committee you can view the rulemaking web page at: Art Glass Permanent Rules 2016.
For more about the issue:
Read Lisa’s blog, “Regulating air for community health – a new concept in Oregon?” and the editorial in Oregonian, “Oregon needs local toxics-reporting laws” by Mary O’Brien and Lisa Arkin
For MORE about our recent letter to the Governor and the press release, see our Air Toxics Campaign page->>