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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


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Join us today in Eugene for a discussion on DEQ's water quality standards review. We're asking for the public's input at meetings around the state. Here are the details for today's meeting in Eugene:

When: Monday, June 26, 2017
3:30 – 8 p.m.
Informational Presentations at 3:30 p.m.
and repeated at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Lane Community College
4000 East 30th Ave.
Building 3, Classroom 104
Eugene, OR 97405

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Join us this week as we discuss a three-year review of our water quality standards. DEQ periodically reviews and revises water quality standards for several reasons. Some revisions ensure that Oregon’s water quality standards comply with federal regulations and court findings, and consider Endangered Species Act consultations. Other revisions allow DEQ to make decisions based on site specific conditions and environmental effects, and designate appropriate uses of waterbodies. The public's input is a vital part of this review. Meetings will be held Monday, June 26 in Eugene, Tuesday June 27 in Portland, and Wednesday, June 28 in Pendleton. Times and locations are at:

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The June 30 deadline is approaching to submit comments on DEQ's recommendation to approve a cleanup plan for parts of Union Pacific Railroad's Eugene Yard. For details on how to submit comments or questions visit: www.oregon.gov/deq/get-involved/documents/063017UPRREugene.pdf ...

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