Oregon Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil and hazardous materials:

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Reportable quantities: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-142-0050

Reporting requirements: OAR 340-142-0030, OAR 340-142-0040, and OAR 340-142-0090

Excess air emissions:

Definitions: OAR 340-214-0010

Excess emissions notification: OAR 340-214-0330

Excess emissions report: OAR 340-214-0340 to 340-214-0350

Excess emissions log: OAR 340-214-0340

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


Reportable Quantities

OAR 340-142-0050

A "reportable quantity" means:

  • Any quantity of radioactive material.
  • Any amount that if released into the ...

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