Air Toxics: State/Local/Tribal Air Toxics Program Development
State/Local/Tribal Program Structure
Oregon State Air Toxics Program
- In February 2000, EPA created the Integrated Air Toxics State/Local/Tribal Program Structure Workgroup to obtain advice on how to structure a program encompassing Federal, State, local, and tribal authorities. This workgroup was created under the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, which EPA chartered in 1990 through the Federal Advisory Committee Act. In September 2001, EPA issued the Workplan for the National Air Toxics Program and Integrated Air Toxics State/Local/Tribal Program Structure which provides an overview of the activities EPA has recommended or is planning to address during the technology and risk-based phases of the national program.
- Oregon State Air Toxics Program is the first program to be recognized nationally. The purpose of Oregon's state air toxics program is to address threats to public health and the environment from toxic air pollutants that remain after implementing the state delegated technology-based strategies of the federal air toxics program. Oregon's program meets the goals of the federal Urban Air Toxics Strategy by using a community-based effort that focuses on geographic areas of concern. It also addresses cases of elevated health risks from unregulated air toxics emissions at stationary sources and source categories of air toxics emissions.