Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...