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Pesticide Analytical Response Center


The Pesticide Analytical and Response Center (PARC) was created by executive order in 1978. The program was reauthorized under ODA as ORS 634.550, in 1991. 

PARC is mandated to perform the following activities with regard to pesticide-related incidents in Oregon that have suspected health or environmental effects:
  • Collect incident information
  • Mobilize expertise for investigations
  • Identify trends and patterns of problems
  • Make policy or other recommendations for action
  • Report results of investigations
  • Prepare activity reports for each legislative session
PARC does not have regulatory authority.  The primary function is to coordinate investigations to collect and analyze information about reported incidents.  Member agencies conduct most of the investigations and take any necessary enforcement action(s).
Investigation coordination includes collecting reports produced by member agencies and consultation as necessary with a toxicologist with Oregon State University.  Other governmental bodies may also participate in the reporting or investigation of an incident.
PARC board representatives
Memorandum of agreements
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Reporting an Incident to PARC

Staff are available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during regular workdays at 503-986-6470.
Voicemail is available evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays.

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PARC Meetings

Next Meeting: May 21, 2014
Location: Oregon Department of Agriculture, Conference Room D, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Agenda​: tba

2014 Meeting Dates:
January 15th - Salem
March 19th - Portland
May 21st - Salem
July 16th - Portland
September 17th - Salem
November 19th - Portland 

Contact Theodore Bunch Jr. for more information.
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Annual Reports


  Meeting agendas and materials


Meeting minutes archive (Pre 2013) 
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Outreach and educational materials




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PARC Community Member Application

Pesticide Exposure, Safety and Tracking (PEST) Program (Oregon Health Authority)
Dispute resolution
Concerns that fall outside the scope of PARC may be better handled by a dispute resolution service.  Many of these services are free to the public and offer a professional mediator to resolve conflicts between neighbors and/or other affected parties.

Reports of interest

Other pesticide-related contacts
Useful phone numbers and Web sites related to pesticides
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