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  • Protecting Oregon's Land through Waste Reduction and Pollution Control

    The Department of Environmental Quality's Land Quality program is responsible for the agency's efforts in waste reduction and management, spill preparedness and response, environmental assessment and cleanup, and underground storage tank compliance and cleanup.​
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Oregon Integrated Contingency Plan
The Oregon DEQ and two other agencies have joined forces to offer Oregon businesses, industrial plants and government facilities the Oregon Integrated Contingency Plan and guidance outline to help deal with certain types of oil and hazardous substance spills or releases. The single-facility response plan is only for accidental releases or spills of oil and non-radiological hazardous substances.
Oregon E-Cycles Program shows gains in 2011
The program launched on Jan. 1, 2009 and has shown collection gains each year, surpassing statewide annual recycling goals. For the year 2011, Oregon collected a total of 25.9 million pounds of materials, up 7 percent from the 2010 total of 24.2 million pounds collected. During its inaugural year, the program collected 19 million pounds of discarded materials.
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