Oregon Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State emergency planning and response program: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 401.015 to 401.857

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Emergency definition: ORS 401.025

Emergency Response Program: ORS 466.605 to 466.680 (spill response), ORS 468B.300 to 468B.500 (oil and hazardous material spills), and regulations at Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-142-0001 to 340-142-0130

Emergency action: OAR 340-142-0030

Inspections and investigations: OAR 340-142-0120

Hazardous waste facilities: OAR 340-100-0002 and OAR 340-120-0025

Underground storage tanks (USTs): OAR 340-150-0200

Public water systems: OAR 333-061-0064

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division

Oregon Department of State Police Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS)

Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)

Oregon State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to federal regulations that require hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) to implement preparedness and prevention plans that are to be followed in the event of a facility emergency such as a fire, explosion, or release, Oregon requires an emergency response team owned or under contract to the hazardous waste TSDF to be located within 25 miles of the facility.

In addition to and in accordance with federal rules, the facilities must prepare contingency plans that outline the response ...

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