Mission Statement


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


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If you are traveling in Oregon for the eclipse, stay around for a while and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery our state has to offer. No eclipse glasses needed! For information and great ideas, visit TravelOregon.com. #OReclipse ...

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DEQ's Eugene office in the light of a partial eclipse just after 10 a.m. Monday. ...

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Oregon DEQ shared Oregon Office of Emergency Management's Eclipse Day Update! #OReclipse. ...

Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps gives an update outside the State Emergency Coordination Center prior to the Total Solar Eclipse #OReclipse

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Have an innovative way to prevent, recover or reuse solid waste? We want to know about it! DEQ's 2017 Materials Management Grants are now open. The Project and Planning Grant application period will close Sept. 15, 2017 and the Reuse/Repair Workforce Development Micro-Grant application period will close Aug. 25, 2017. Learn more at: www.oregon.gov/deq/mm/Pages/Grants.aspx ...

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