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Summary of Grants Pass PM-10 Attainment Plan


The Grants Pass, Oregon, Urban Growth Boundary was designated nonattainment for PM10 and classified as moderate upon enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990.

Oregon submitted a PM10 attainment plan on November 15, 1991, and EPA and EPA announced its proposed approval of the plan (58 FR 13230 (PDF)(5 pp, 531 K, About PDF)).

EPA approved the plan on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65934 (PDF)(3 pp, 390 K)).

On November 5, 1999, Oregon submitted a complete rule renumbering and relabeling package to EPA for approval in the SIP. On January 22, 2003, EPA approved the recodified version of Oregon's rules to remove and replace the outdated numbering system (68 FR 2891 (PDF)(19 pp, 205 K)). The following list refers to the currently approved SIP rules.


The plan relies on control strategies needed to assure attainment of the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The strategy focuses on control of industrial emissions and residential wood combustion. Additional reductions are expected from statewide efforts to reduce slash burning smoke.


  • OAR 340-240-0010 - Purpose
  • OAR 340-240-0110 - Wood Waste Boilers
  • OAR 340-240-0120 - Veneer Dryer Emission Limitations
  • OAR 340-240-0170 - Charcoal Producing Plants
  • OAR 340-240-0200 - Emission-Limits Compliance Schedules
  • OAR 340-240-0210 - Continuous Monitoring
  • OAR 340-240-0220 - Source Testing
  • OAR 340-240-0230 - New Sources
  • OAR 340-240-0240 - Rebuilt Boilers
  • OAR 340-262-0100 to 0130 - Woodstove Certification Program
  • OAR 629-43-043 - Interagency Commitment, Forestry Smoke Management Plan

Grants Pass Ordinance

  • City Ordinance No. 4671, dated July 18, 1990, banned open burning within the city limits of Grants Pass.

Contingency Measures

  • OAR 340-262-0200 to 0250 - Mandatory Wood Smoke Curtailment Program
  • OAR 340-262-0300 to 0330 - Removal of Uncertified Woodstoves
  • OAR 340-21-200 to 245 - Industrial contingency requirement for PM10 nonattainment areas
  • OAR 340-23-090 - Banning of all Open Burning in the Rogue Basin Open Burning Control Area during November, December, January and February of each year

EPA Effective Date

February 15, 1994