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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Land Quality

Environmental Cleanup

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Brownfields
Dry Cleaners
Emergency Response
Orphan Sites
Prospective Purchasers Agreement
Site Assessment
Site Response
Voluntary Cleanup
Conferences, Training & Workshops

Emergency Response Program

DEQ's Emergency Response Program is designed to carry out legislative direction to work with other agencies and industry to prevent and respond to spills of oil and hazardous materials.

Oil and hazardous material spills pose a major potential threat to Oregon's waters, air, land, and wildlife. Large volumes of oil move along the Columbia River and along the coast. Hazardous materials are shipped along the highways and by rail. DEQ works with other agencies and industry to prevent and respond to spills of these materials. The program also coordinates removal of drug lab materials which would otherwise present a risk to the public.

  • Division 140 - Illegal Drug Lab Cleanup Assistance
  • Division 141 - Oil Spill Contingency Planning and Fees
  • Division 142 - Oil and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Requirements

Links to State and Federal Partners

Current Actions

Ballast Water Information

Oil Spill Prevention and Planning

Also of Interest

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For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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