Regional quarantine established in Lane County after confirmed case of highly pathogenic bird influenza
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Lane County, OR on May 17, 2022. Due to federal and international disease control requirements, a regional quarantine for all avian species and vehicle traffic involved with avian species (under authority ofORS 596.402) has been issued for an area extending a minimum of 10 kilometers around the infected property.
A map of the outbreak areasin Linn and Lane Counties and the quarantine area in Lane County is available online. Interested parties may enter their address to determine whether they are included in the quarantine area.
This regional quarantine will prevent the movement of poultry from within this area for a period of time sufficient to allow state and federal officials to conduct surveillance within the quarantine area to ensure no additional cases of HPAI exist. The quarantine also applies to importation of all birds from states where a state or federal quarantined area due to HPAI exists.
Organizers of events involving birds must immediately inform the Oregon State Veterinarian of any scheduled events. Additionally, they must share the new rules with the event exhibitors and vendors.
Temporary emergency ruleswere filed with the Oregon Secretary of State on May 19. Please review the rules for additional details on the areas and items under restriction.
DEQ issues 11 penalties in April for environmental violations
Date: May 19, 2022
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued 11 penalties totaling $115,648 in April for various environmental violations. A detailed list of violations and resulting penalties is athttps://ordeq.org/enforcement.
Fines ranged from $2,025 to $36,000. Alleged violations included a city discharging untreated sewage to Rock Creek, a truck spilling 25 gallons of diesel into Hedges Creek, and a developer illegally open burning construction materials, plastic and other garbage.
DEQ issued civil penalties to the following organizations:
Aladdin Heating & Air Conditioning Corp., $2,200, Portland, asbestos
Alpha 3 LLC, 1800 Cordon Rd LLC, and Sides, Charles; $5,309, Salem, open burning
Arnold J. Thomas & Son, Inc. dba Thomas & Son Distributors, $36,000, Tualatin, emergency response
Banyan Tree Investments, LLC, $7,200, Portland, asbestos
City of Vernonia, $7,800, Vernonia, water quality
Farm Power Tillamook LLC, $20,369, Tillamook, air quality
Multnomah County, $3,211, Portland, asbestos
Oregon Department of Transportation, $3,900, Dodson, water quality
Traeger Pellet Grills LLC, $8,434, Redmond, air quality
Westport Service District Sewage Treatment Plant, $2,025, Westport, water quality
Zien Phan, $19,200, Portland, asbestos
Organizations or individuals must either pay the fines or file an appeal within 20 days of receiving notice of the penalty. They may be able to offset a portion of a penalty by funding a supplemental environmental project that improves Oregon’s environment. Learn more about these projects athttps://ordeq.org/sep.
Penalties may also include orders requiring specific tasks to prevent ongoing violations or additional environmental harm.
DEQ works with thousands of organizations and individuals to help them comply with laws that protect Oregon’s air, land and water. DEQ uses education, technical assistance, warnings and penalties to change behavior and deter future violations.
Tyler Turner is no stranger to overcoming adversity. After experiencing a motorcycle accident in 2008 that left him a paraplegic, the captain of Depoe Bay’s Tacklebuster Sport Fishing fought through a long period of rehabilitation, eventually passing a rigorous U.S Coast Guard test to be certified as a Captain. Because of his determination, manifested in his success in private industry and his work with the Oregon Coast Community College SBDC and throughout its Small Business Management Program, Turner was recently presented with the “Nano Business of the Year” award for the State of Oregon from U.S. Small Business Administration.
Turner was nominated for the award by his SBDC advisor, Misty Lambrecht. The award was first announced by the SBA in early March of 2020. It wasn’t until May 2022 – after pandemic delays – that the SBDC received the award, a glass trophy celebrating Turner’s work as one of the shining examples of entrepreneurship and drive in Depoe Bay and greater Lincoln County. “Working with Tyler and his family since 2015, I have watched Tyler grow – developing the discipline to do his homework, business research, and conduct analyses to see the bigger picture and future opportunities,” said SBM Coordinator Misty Lambrecht. “Tyler’s personal drive to success has help him to overcome formidable obstacles and embrace opportunities.”
In addition to managing operations on the family boat the Tacklebuster, Turner is a father of two and has launched multiple other businesses of his own, including Depoe Bay Candy, and has added the Surfrider Charter Boat to his fleet. Presently, Turner is finalizing the purchase of Dockside Charters, a full-service charter company offering fishing and whale watching and scenic tours.
In 2016, Tacklebuster was also named SBM Business of the Year after completing the SBDC Small Business Management Program. The SBDC is currently recruiting interested candidates for the Small Business Management Program for 2022-2023. The program will begin in the fall of 2022 and will run through June 2023. The program features monthly classes, many of which feature guest speakers who are experts in their fields on a variety of different topics. The program also features monthly one-on-one advising sessions with Lambrecht or another SBDC advisor.
The cost of the program is $200 per academic term, and there are scholarships available, including 100 percent tuition scholarship from the city of Lincoln City for any Lincoln City business. Other entities, ranging from Northwest Oregon Works to the Toledo Rotary Club, have offered scholarships in the past and such opportunities may be available for the new year from these or different organizations.
For more information, call 541-994-4166, or visit oregoncoast.edu/sbdc.
Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into law:
“In a free society, everyone ought to have control over their own bodies. Yet Republicans on the Supreme Court and Republicans in the Senate have made it crystal clear that stripping women of their Constitutional freedoms and endangering lives is at the top of the right-wing agenda. I voted to codify Roe because the health of millions of people is at stake and because I can’t let Republican lawmakers criminalize women seeking health care,” said Wyden. “Today’s vote was a gut punch to anyone who believes in liberty, privacy and equal rights, but now the American people know on which side every Senator stands. The Senate cast its vote, and now every American must cast theirs and decide whether or not they want to be part of this dangerous Republican reality.”
Merkley, Wyden Announce over $71 Million in Housing Awards Headed to Oregonians
Federal funding will tackle and address affordable housing, emergency services, and more for Oregonians
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced a total investment of $71,024,288 across Oregon in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds have been dispersed into five different categories that will tackle various housing issues around the state.
“I’ve heard from many Oregonians who are struggling under the enormous weight of America’s affordable housing crisis—a crisis that has only been magnified by the pandemic,” said Merkley. “These critical federal housing investments will help countless Oregonians access and sustain affordable and safe housing in every corner of our state. I’ll continue to do all I can to ensure these housing opportunities remain available and accessible to every member of our communities throughout this pandemic and beyond.”
”Housing is a human right, and these federal resources will help to make that right a reality for Oregonians needing a floor under their feet and a roof over their heads,” said Wyden, author of theDecent, Affordable, Safe Housing for All (DASH) Act.“These housing awards take a good step forward to help provide affordable housing in communities statewide, but there’s more to be done as our state and country deal with the ongoing economic fallout of the public health crisis. And I’ll keep battling to secure those funds for Oregon.”
A breakdown of the funds and categories of the Community Planning Development awards can be found below:
$34,879,947: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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