Air Quality


The Environmental/Regulatory Superintendent provides administrative oversight for department compliance with State and Federal safety and environmental regulations.  The Environmental/Regulatory Superintendent also oversees the City of La Grande Air Quality Program and provides the La Grande Air Quality Advisory Burn Call. You may call (541) 963-2201 for a taped message or select the Air Quality link  for current Burn Call information.

The City of La Grande established an Air Quality Program in 1991 in response to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) finding that within the City's Urban Growth Boundary, the air exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Air sampling conducted in 1988 had determined that particulate matter less that 10 microns (PM10) concentration exceeded the 24-hr NAAQS and that a State Implementation Plan (SIP) describing strategies to restore healthful air quality was necessary. Click here to view the full Air Quality History Document.

The Air Quality Commission meets on an as-needed basis on the Third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Works Building, 800 X Avenue, La Grande. 

If you are interested in serving on the Air Quality Commission, please complete and return this application.

Please contact Kyle Carpenter for agenda items and meeting dates.

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