2015 ORS § 468A.305¹

The Legislative Assembly declares the purpose of ORS 184.730 (Authority for public transportation development program), 184.733 (Department of Transportation Public Transportation Development Fund), 468.065 (Issuance of permits), 468A.020 (Application of air pollution laws), 468A.040 (Permits), 468A.045 (Activities prohibited without permit), 468A.155 (Rules authorizing regional permit programs), 468A.300 (Definitions for federal operating permit program) to 468A.330 (Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program), 468A.415 (Legislative findings), 468A.420 (Oxygenated motor vehicle fuels) and 468A.485 (Definitions for ORS 468A.460 to 468A.515) to 468A.515 (Residential solid fuel heating curtailment program requirements) is to:

(1) Insure that the state meets its minimum obligations under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

(2) Avoid direct regulation of industrial sources of air pollution through a federal government administered permit program.

(3) Prevent imposition of Clean Air Act sanctions which would impound federal highway funds appropriated for the state and increase emission offset requirements for new and expanding major industrial sources of air pollution.

(4) Provide adequate resources to fully cover the costs of the Department of Environmental Quality to develop and administer an approvable federal operating permit program in accordance with the Clean Air Act, including costs of permitting, compliance, rule development, emission inventorying, monitoring and modeling and related activities. [1991 c.752 §2]