Asymptotic existence of tight orthogonal main effect plans Our main result is showing the asymptotic existence of tight $\OMEP$s. More precisely, for each fixed number $k$ of rows, and with the exception of $\OMEP$s of the form $2 \times 2 \times \cdots 2 \times 2s\specdiv 4s$ with $s$ odd and with more than three rows, there are only a finite number of tight $\OMEP$ parameters for which the tight $\OMEP$ does not exist. Categories:62K99, 05B15