JH Baxter & Co. - Eugene Plant
Air Toxics Health Risk Assessment Status
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Air Toxics assessment status for J.H. Baxter & Co.
|Air Toxics assessment process||Legend: Risk Assessment Process|
- Facility Information
- Facility Map
- Emissions Inventory
- Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment Report
- Risk Assessment Report
- Risk Reduction Plan
- CAO Process Completed
About the Facility – J.H. Baxter & Co.
The facility treats various wood products such as railroad ties, electrical service poles, and crossarms with water and oil-based chemicals. The facility has operated at the location since the early 1940s.
|J.H. Baxter & Co. site address|
3494 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97402
|Current Cleaner Air Oregon Step|
|Current air permit|
Permit type: Standard ACDP
Source Number: 200052
Current Air Permit
Review Report and Emission Details
541-736-1056, ext. 231
For an introduction to emissions inventories and why they matter, please see EPA’s Fact Sheet. LRAPA is currently finalizing a fact sheet specific to our Cleaner Air Oregon program. A facility-specific emissions inventory timeline and associated documents are linked below.
December 2, 2019: LRAPA calls J.H. Baxter & Co. into the program
- LRAPA's call in letter to J.H. Baxter & Co.
February 13, 2020: J.H. Baxter & Co. requests an extension to allow additional time to prepare the emission inventory and proposes to submit a Liquid Sampling Plan.
- J.H. Baxter’s Liquid Sampling Plan to LRAPA submitted March 6, 2020.
May - October, 2020: LRAPA and the facility entered discussions to clarify the emission inventory approach
- J.H. Baxter’s technical memo submitted May 5, 2020 regarding the scientific approach used as a basis for the liquid sampling plan.
- J.H. Baxter’s technical memo submitted August 5, 2020 describing the calculation approach to estimate air toxics along with example treated storage and retort door opening emission calculations
- LRAPA’s comments and requests for additional information sent to J.H. Baxter & Co. on September 23, 2020
- J.H. Baxter’s response to LRAPA’s request for information submitted October 23, 2020.
Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment Report
J.H. Baxter & Co. are currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Modeling Protocol & Risk Assessment portion of CAO.
Risk Assessment Report
J.H. Baxter & Co. are currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Risk Assessment portion of CAO.
Risk Reduction Plan
J.H. Baxter & Co. are currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility reaches the Risk Reduction portion of CAO.
Completed Cleaner Air Oregon Process
J.H. Baxter & Co. are currently in the Emissions Inventory Step of the Cleaner Air Oregon process. This field will be updated once the facility completes the Cleaner Air Oregon process.