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Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction  

Oregon’s Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction Act of 1989 was one of the first laws in the nation to mandate pollution prevention planning. The law was most recently revised in 2005.

Three groups of businesses must comply with this law:

Notice: Conditionally-exempt small quantity generators may, but are not required to, join the Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction program.

For businesses that must comply, there are four major requirements:

  1. Develop a Reduction Plan or an Environmental Management System with the 10 required elements;
  2. Submit a Notice of Plan Completion or EMS Completion electronically;
  3. Submit two Implementation Summaries electronically;
  4. Update a Reduction Plan or EMS when changes occur, and keep the pertinent document on site.

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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

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