Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Oregon Department of State Police Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
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. Generally, Oregon follows the federal requirements for release notification. However, all spills of reportable quantities must be reported to state emergency officials immediately upon having knowledge of a spill. The OERS duty officer will coordinate notification to the appropriate state agencies. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for a summary of federal response and notification requirements.
For releases from underground storage tanks, see the state section UNDERGROUND/ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS. For releases of oil, see the state section OIL SPILLS.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces Oregon's release notification rules.
OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
A "reportable quantity" means:
- Any quantity of radioactive material.
- Any amount that if released into the ...