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OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

DIVISION 40

OREGON EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM

104-040-0000

Purpose

The objectives of the Oregon Emergency Response System are to provide and implement a plan for coordinated state agency action in cases involving natural or technological hazards or civil disorder that threaten the citizens or resources of Oregon. ORS 466.635 requires that any person owning or having control over any oil or hazardous material who has knowledge of a spill or a release shall immediately notify the Emergency Management Division as soon as that person knows the spill or release is a reportable quantity. ORS 761.405 requires each railroad shall notify the Administrator of the Emergency Management Division of the Executive Department by telephone or similar means of communications of any derailment or fire involving or affecting hazardous material. OAR 345-060-0030 requires that the carrier of any radioactive material shall immediately notify local emergency response authorities and the Oregon Emergency Response System of any vehicle accidents regardless of whether radioactive material has been damaged or dispersed; loss of any radioactive material; and tampering with or obstruction of any new shipments. Section 304, Title III of the Federal Superfund Amendments and Re-Authorization Act of 1986 requires facilities to notify the LEPC and the SERC if there is a release of a listed hazardous substance that exceeds the reportable quantity for that substance. State agencies are directed to provide cooperative response assistance within their resources and authority to other agencies, which may include, but is not limited to federal, state, counties, cities and special districts. This can be accomplished by:

(1) Establishing a Memorandum of Understanding which promises cooperative assistance and coordinated effort among signatory state agencies;

(2) Establishing an Oregon Emergency Response System Council which shall direct activities of the system;

(3) Creating a review process for major incidents that occur in the state;

(4) Developing an exercise program that will test the system on a periodic basis;

(5) Conduct emergency management training for signatory agencies;

(6) Develop and manage an incident report system.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 401.270(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 401.275
Hist.: EMD 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-92

104-040-0010

Definitions

(1) "OERS" is the Oregon Emergency Response System.

(2) "The Division" is Oregon Emergency Management, a Division of the Executive Department.

(3) "MOU" refers to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by state agencies participating in the Oregon Emergency Response System.

(4) "Signatory Agencies" refers to those state agencies that have a role in emergency response activities, and participate as members of the Oregon Emergency Response System.

(5) "ORS" means Oregon Revised Statutes.

(6) "Hazardous Materials" shall mean "hazardous substance" as that term is defined in ORS 453.307(4).

(7) "LEPC" is the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

(8) "SERC" is the State Emergency Response Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 401.270(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 401.275
Hist.: EMD 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-92

104-040-0020

Responsibilities

(1) The Oregon Emergency Response System shall be managed by Emergency Management, a Division of the Executive Department. A council shall be established that includes representation from each of the participating state agencies.

(2) The Oregon Emergency Response System shall be the primary point of contact by which any public agency provides the state notification of an emergency or disaster, or requests access to state and federal resources.

(3) The responsibilities of the Council include but are not limited to the following:

(a) Establish planning guidelines and review procedures;

(b) Develop criteria for the provision of call lists and the notification of personnel through the Oregon Emergency Response System;

(c) Conduct reviews of major incidents that occur in the state;

(d) Develop and conduct emergency management training for signatory agencies; and

(e) Advise the Division on changes necessary to improve or update Oregon's emergency management and operations plans.

(4) The responsibilities of the Division for managing the Oregon Emergency Response System include but are not limited to the following: The Division's OERS Program Coordinator shall chair the OERS Council and will be responsible for the maintenance of OERS plans, guidelines, procedures, call-lists, and the dissemination of information to participant agencies. The chair shall coordinate review of major incidents and planning of exercises. The chair shall establish technical advisory committees to advise on special problems or issues as needed. The chair shall establish and manage an incident report system, consolidated monthly reports of which shall be made available to the OERS Council, SERC, LEPC and any other interested parties or individuals.

(5) The Oregon Emergency Response System shall be the point of contact for notification of the SERC and LEPC when there is a release by an Oregon facility of a listed hazardous substance that exceeds the reportable quantity for that substance. Such facilities will make this notification by contacting OERS and stating that they are making a spill notification to the LEPC and SERC.

(6) The Oregon Emergency Response System is funded under the provisions of ORS 465.104 which identifies disposition in ORS 465.127.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 401.270(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 401.275
Hist.: EMD 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-92

 

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