Oregon

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Oregon is represented in the Oil Spill Task Force by the Emergency Response Program at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). The Emergency Response Program develops and implements strategies to protect human health and the environment from toxins through preventing, preparing for, and minimizing the danger posed by the release of dangerous chemicals. The Program works together with other government agencies and industry to prevent and respond to spills of these materials.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ/pages/index.aspx

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7 hours ago

Oregon DEQ

ATTN: The National Weather Service in #Medford has extended its air stagnation advisory for areas of #Jackson, #Klamath and #Lake Counties until Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon. Air stagnation may result in poor #airquality and could affect those with respiratory problems.

For a list of affected areas and more details, see NWS’ announcement at: go.usa.gov/xpKZD. And remember to check with local health and air agencies concerning wood burning restrictions.
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10 hours ago

Oregon DEQ

Congratulations to Lisa Cox, who administers the #Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience #Internship Program for DEQ! She and the program received a National Public/Private Partnership Award from the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association at this year’s national conference in Denver.

Supported by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pollution Prevention grant, DEQ and Oregon Sea Grant developed the statewide #intern program that connects students with businesses to research waste prevention solutions.

College students work with businesses for 10 weeks during the summer and receive a stipend. Since 2017, OASE has placed 20 students, trained 200 students in green chemistry and partnered with more than 20 state and local governments, non-profits and universities to implement the program.

For more info, go to go.usa.gov/xpKYv. #OASEintern #P2
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1 day ago

Oregon DEQ

DEQ's next Environmental Quality Commission meeting will take place in #Portland tomorrow and Friday. The public forum will begin tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m.

You can find more details about the EQC and the meeting's location and agenda at go.usa.gov/xpB4v.

Image: EQC members with DEQ's Director Richard Whitman and Deputy Director Leah Feldon.
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1 day ago

Oregon DEQ

Friday, Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day!

DEQ is thrilled to celebrate recycling with Keep America Beautiful (bit.ly/2O8UytV) and our many partners.

Plastic bags? Batteries? Frozen food boxes? What does and does not go in your recycling bin in #Oregon?

Refresh your memory by visiting our #RecycleRight page: go.usa.gov/xpBg5. #KnowYourNos #BeRecycled
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1 day ago

Oregon DEQ

Apply Now!

School districts in Portland General Electric's service area are eligible to apply for grants for the purchase of electric school buses.

Funding comes through DEQ's Oregon Clean Fuels Program. We are happy to support cleaner, more efficient school buses!

For more info on the Clean Fuels Program, visit go.usa.gov/xpBa7. #AirQuality #EVsToday we announce an exciting endeavor to bring the first electric school buses to our region. A new grant opportunity funded through the Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits will help us put four electric school buses on the road. Electric school buses reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change, improve air and water quality, and help create a more sustainable way of life. Read more and apply today! bit.ly/2NEyhoG
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