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Lake County and Lakeview Air Quality Advisory Committee

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. Since then, Lakeview has either come close to exceeding or has exceeded the PM2.5 standard but has not been formally designated as a nonattainment area. In 2013, EPA announced the PM Advance program, which is a voluntary program that allows communities to develop a plan to reduce PM pollution and potentially avoid a future nonattainment designation. In response, Lakeview and Lake County have signed up to participate in EPA’s PM Advance program. Therefore, Lakeview and Lake County, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Quality are preparing a PM Advance Plan to reduce PM2.5 emissions. Part of this plan must include strategies that local citizens and companies can implement to reduce PM2.5 pollution in Lakeview.

Lakeview Area Particulate Matter Advance Action Plan

Comment Response Document for the Lakeview Area Particulate Matter Advance Action Plan

What is Fine Particulate?

Fine particulate is extremely small particles of matter that, when inhaled, can be lodged deep into human lungs and can cause heart or respiratory ailments especially in the young, the elderly and those with respiratory or circulatory problems. Sources of fine particulate matter include fuel burning equipment, automobiles and some dust related sources.

Advisory Committee

Lakeview and Lake County, with the assistance of DEQ, has assembled an advisory committee that represents different perspectives in the Lakeview area. The group has identified some initial actions, strategies, ideas, rules, incentives and other mechanisms to reduce air pollution in Lakeview. The committee has developed a PM Advance Plan that is available for public comment. The committee is also holding a series of town hall meetings in Lakeview to identify additional strategies within the community. The recommended strategy for reductions will be presented to the Lakeview Town Council and Lake County for its approval, and then the final document will be submitted to EPA in 2014.

Meeting Dates

Date/Location

Materials

May 13, 2014
AQ Committee Meeting
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
April 22, 2014
AQ Committee Meeting
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

April 9, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
3rd Public Meeting on PM Advance Plan
Lake County Senior Center
11 N. G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

March 12, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
2nd Public Meeting on PM Advance Plan
Lake County Senior Center
11 N. G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Feb. 19, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Public Meeting on PM Advance Plan
Lake County Senior Center
11 N. G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
Feb. 11, 2014
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Jan. 21, 2014
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Dec. 17, 2013
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Nov. 19, 2013
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Oct. 24, 2013
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Sept. 17, 2013
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR, 97630

Aug. 22, 2013
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

 

July 25, 2013
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

June 25, 2013
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeview Town Hall
525 N 1st Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

Contact Larry Calkins at 541-278-4612, or by email with questions about this committee. For questions about this site, contact the DEQ Webmaster.

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