Oregon Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oregon Community Right-to-Know and Protection Act, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 453.307 to 453.414

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Oregon Community Right-to-Know Compliance Program and Fees: OAR 837-085-0010 to 837-085-0390 and OAR 837-090-1000 to 837-090-1145

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Police Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Community Right-to-Know Unit

Oregon Emergency Management (OEM)

Oregon Interagency Hazard Communication Council/Oregon State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon's Community Right-to-Know and Protection Act and implementing regulations differ from the federal requirements. Compliance with Oregon's Community Right-to-Know reporting requirements is considered compliant with the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements:

–Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311), and

–Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312).

Oregon follows the federal requirements for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313), with unique state-specific reporting procedures. To review federal TRI reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) administers and enforces Oregon's community right-to-know program. The Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates hazardous materials planning requirements and serves as the point of contact for the Oregon State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning ...


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