The City's air, water and land resources quality is generally satisfactory and meets state standards. The solid waste is adequately collected and disposed by the existing system. Regarding liquid waste. there is a potential for groundwater pollution caused by the existing sewage systems. The need for efficient sewerage systems can be satisfied through the public facilities and services element, if needed. Maywood Park lacks surface water or stream pollution problems caused by erosion. sewage and other similar sources because there are no rivers in the vicinity of the City.
There are no industrial pollution sources in Maywood Park. Motor vehicles , wood stoves, and road dust constitute the only significant air pollution sources. Pollutant emissions are controlled at the federal and state levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has emissions restrictions on new cars. The State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requires an emissions check upon registration renewal for each vehicle registered within the area served by Metro.
(A) SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL. Solid waste from Maywood Park is collected by a private company, the Parkrose Sanitary Service Company owned by Leo Codino. The wastes are disposed of in the St. johns Sanitary Landfill in North Portland. Life expectancy of the landfill is about three years, assuming no change of per capita solid waste deposition. The 1982 expansion of the landfill has added to its utility. Metro is pursuing implementation of an area-wide solid waste reduction program to include material separation, recovery, and recycling which would extend the useful life of the St. Johns Landfill. Currently, the DEQ is pursuing the siting of a new landfill to take the place of St. Johns.
(B) RECYCLING. The State of Oregon's Recycling Opportunity Act of 1983 requires cities within the metropolitan urban growth boundary to insure and promote the availability of a monthly service for curbside pick-up of recyclable materials as of July 1, 1986. The local garbage hauler, currently Park-rose Sanitary Service, will provide recycling pick-up at least once a month. Public notice will be provided through the City's newsletter and by other means.
This Act applies to cities with more than 4,000 population. Maywood Park has 825 population1, but is affected as part of the urban growth boundary.
(C) LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL. The entire City of Maywood Park is sewered by individual cesspool systems. Because of the cesspool treatment nature, there is a potential for groundwater contamination according to the Multnomah County Department of Environmental Services--Planning and Development Division, and the DEO.
The Mid-Multnomah County Sewer Implementation Plan has been submitted to the State of Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC); final determination is expected in 1986. The City of Maywood Park is communicating with the City of Portland regarding the installation of sewers. Maywood Park property needing sanitary sewers would be able to contract with the City of Portland for such service.
(D) AIR QUALITY CONTROL. The DEQ has established emission standards for cars and trucks. Every vehicle registered within the Metro area must be checked for pollutant emissions each time its registration is renewed.
Active air quality maintenance is also performed by DEQ through its Air Pollutant Discharge Permit Program. Proposed facilities with air pollutant discharges or associated large parking facilities must receive a permit to pollute the air within limitations set by DEQ. On August 28, 1981, the DEQ adopted a Comprehensive New Source Review Program which specifies requirements for sources wishing to locate in Oregon. Requirements for sources locating in or near designated non-attainment areas are much more stringent than for attainment areas, but in no case will Prevention of Significant Deterioration increments established by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be exceeded. These rules were approved by the EPA on August 13, 1982.
Maywood Park is located within the Portland-Vancouver Air Quality Maintenance Area. The City is located within the designated non-attainment area for the ozone ambient air quality standard. and near the designated non-attainment area for the secondary total suspended particulate (TSP) standard. Control strategies for these pollutants were adopted by the DEQ on December 19, 1980, (TSP), and on July 16, 1982, (ozone), which will bring the area into compliance with ambient air quality standards. The City of Maywood Park will cooperate with the DEQ in its efforts to improve the quality of air, water, and land resources of Maywood Park.
1Population figures for 1986 provided by Portland State University Center for Population, Research and Census.