DEQ Update on Jantzen Beach Odors

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Jantzen Beach Odors

DEQ encourages the public to continue documenting and filing odor complaints through our complaint line. The information submitted by complainants will be compared to the meteorological data and facility operation information to determine if there are other sources of odors in the area. Please submit complaints via the DEQ Complaints Hotline.

Update – June 2, 2016

On May 25, 2016, DEQ and EPA sent American Petroleum and Oil Re-Refining Company a second 114 request requiring the companies to perform additional sampling and analysis so the agencies can ensure continuous compliance with their permit and all applicable regulations and better understand the processes and emissions from these facilities.

American Petroleum Information request letter (May 25, 2016) 

Oil Re-Refining Company Information request letter (May 25, 2016)

On April 5, 2016, DEQ and EPA sent American Petroleum and Oil Re-Refining Company letters requiring the companies to submit a series of records and perform sampling and analysis so the agencies can ensure continuous compliance with their permits and all applicable regulations and better understand the processes and emissions from these facilities.

American Petroleum Information request letter (April 5, 2016) 

Oil Re-Refining Company Information request letter (April 5, 2016)

Information compiled from the submitted records will be cross-referenced with complaint data and meteorological information to identify potential odor causing operating conditions. This information will allow DEQ and EPA to develop future information requests that will require the facilities to test their emissions at the stack under operating conditions likely to be causing the nuisance odors. Testing emissions of specific pollutants at the stack will help DEQ and EPA determine the correct air pollution control equipment needed to control the emissions causing the nuisance odors.

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