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Site Response Program

The Site Response Program works to investigate and clean up contaminated sites throughout Oregon that otherwise may not be cleaned up. If the parties responsible for contamination at a site choose not to address the contamination, either on their own or under the oversight of DEQ's Voluntary Cleanup Program, Site Response will seek to investigate the site under an enforceable order or decree. Enforceable orders, which include penalties for non-compliance, are required for sites on the Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List. If a party remains unwilling to investigate or clean up a site, the site may be referred to DEQ's Orphan Site Program.

Our Mission

To oversee and expedite, through enforcement processes, the thorough investigation and appropriate cleanup of hazardous substance sites, in an effort to protect public health and safety, and the environment.

Information About the Site Response Program

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
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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