This program encourages owners or
operators of VOC and NOx sources identified in OAR
to donate unused PSEL to DEQ. Under this program, donations can be either
permanent or temporary. For a source to participate in this program it must
have entered into an agreement with DEQ prior to January 1, 2006.
VOC sources donating at least 35 percent
of their unused PSEL and NOx sources donating at least 50 percent of their
unused PSEL will receive the following incentives and considerations from DEQ
for participating in this program:
Exemption from the Employee Commute Options (ECO) Program in OAR
for the duration of the Portland Ozone Maintenance plan;
(b) Priority permit processing for any
required air quality permit;
In accordance with OAR
priority use of up to 50 percent of any remaining growth allowance. This
applies only to sources making permanent donations, pursuant to section (3);
(d) Other considerations may
be added to the donation agreement on a case-by-case basis, consistent with
DEQ's rules and statutes.
DEQ will adjust the PSEL of sources
providing permanent donations to reflect the emissions donated. Permanent
donations will result in adjustment to the source's baseline emission rate and
PSEL, consistent with the definition of "major modification" under OAR
and changes to PSELs required under
Sources participating in this
program must enter into a donation agreement with DEQ that identifies the
commitments of both parties. Any such agreement is legally binding and
NOTE: These rules are included in the State of
Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan that EQC adopted under OAR
Or. Admin. R.
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert.
ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from
340-030-0720; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-07;
7-2015, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020, 468A.025 & 468A.040
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025 &