Summary of Eugene-Springfield PM-10 Limited Maintenance Plan
The area within the Eugene-Springfield Urban Growth Boundary was designated as a moderate PM10 nonattainment area upon enactment of the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990.
Oregon submitted an attainment plan to EPA on November 15, 1991, as a moderate PM10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) under section 189(a) of the CAA. The EPA approved the Eugene-Springfield moderate PM10 SIP on August 24, 1994 (59 FR 43483 (PDF)(7 pp, 1 MB, About PDF)).
On January 13, 2012, Oregon submitted a PM10 Limited Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request. On April 11, 2013, EPA took direct final action to approve the Eugene-Springfield PM10 Limited Maintenance Plan and redesignate the area to attainment for PM10 (78 FR 21547 (PDF)(9 pp, 281 K)).
The plan relies on control strategies needed to maintain attainment of the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The strategy focuses on mandatory home wood heating curtailment program and existing controls on local industrial sources.
- LRAPA 16-001 to 16-170 - Home Wood Heating Curtailment Program Enforcement
- Lane County Ordinance No. 9-90, December 19, 1990, restricting use of solid fuel space heating devices during Air Pollution Episodes.
- City of Eugene Ordinance No. 19731, November 5, 1990, restricting use of solid fuel space heating devices during Air Pollution Episodes.
- City of Springfield Ordinance No. 5546, December 17, 1990, restricting use of solid fuel space heating devices during Air Pollution Episodes.
- Home wood heating curtailment program.
EPA Effective Date
June 10, 2013