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<br />e <br /> <br />Ms. Daly said that the Museum of Natural History is on the state's construc- <br />tion list. Mr. Keller suggested documenting that they are losing collections <br />because there is no building. He suggested they work very hard for the museum <br />in the next legislature. Mr. Hansen asked that the feeling of the council for <br />the Alton Baker Park location be told to the Downtown Commission. Mr. Hoyt <br />said that they have put a lot of energy into attracting private funds to match <br />state funds to build the complex. He said he and Ms. Daly will report back to <br />the City Council. He urged that a bridge be built to the amphitheater near <br />the WISTEC museum. <br /> <br />Ms. Daly thanked the City for its overall support and specifically for the BAT <br />loan that was used for a down payment on the Smithsonian exhibit. She told how <br />this unique exhibit had been recommended to Eugene by Champion International. <br /> <br />II. LANE REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION AUTHORITY--DON ARKELL AND MARTY DOUGLAS <br /> <br />Mr. Arkell passed out a pamphlet that explained the Lane Regional Air Pollu- <br />tion Authority (LRAPA). He explained that the history dates back to 1959. <br />He said LRAPA is funded by Springfield, Lane County, Eugene, and permit fees. <br />LRAPA is the only locally controlled air quality agency in the state of <br />Oregon. He explained that LRAPA's legal authority comes from ORS 468. <br />He explained the jurisdictional responsibilities, funding, and program as <br />outlined in the distributed material and available at LRAPA. <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer was told that LRAPA does not currently deal with noise pollution. <br />DEQ has one expert in noise pollution for the total state. <br /> <br />4It Mr. Obie asked what would happen if LRAPA were not there. He was told that DEQ <br />would establish a field office for environmental control. It is estimated that <br />there would be 80 percent of the monitoring that is currently done. This was <br />studied in 1982. In order to save money, the office of LRAPA has sublet one- <br />third of its space which they had previously used. The lease for the building <br />will run out in two years. <br /> <br />Ms. Schue told about the successful cooperation between Kingsford and LRAPA in <br />cleaning up a very bad air pollution problem. Mr. Ball asked LRAPA's strategy <br />on woodstove pollution. Mr. Arkell said that the staff had supported HB 2235, <br />conducted a local wood heating survey, and done extensive public education. <br />Mr. Ball noted that industrial development could be restricted if the air <br />quality standards were exceeded. Mr. Arkell agreed and said that Eugene was <br />on the edge of the carbon monoxide standard. The Department of Transportation <br />cannot fund highways that are in a nonattainment area. Mr. Ball said that <br />they needed to implement a policy to make people aware of how to make less <br />smoke. Environmentalists and industrialists share the same goal. Mr. Holmer <br />asked if there was a charge for polluting. He was told that companies have to <br />buy a permit that is renewed every three years. It is a public process; the <br />program is run by state law. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council Dinner Session <br /> <br />February 13, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />