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Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC)

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After the Loma Prieta Earthquake in the Bay Area of California in 1989, Oregon residents wanted State government to address earthquake hazards and preparedness of the state. As a result, the Interagency Seismic Task Force recommended that a new state commission be formed in response to this need.
 
The Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC), also known as the Earthquake Commission, is tasked with promoting earthquake awareness and preparedness in Oregon. The mission of OSSPAC is to positively influence decisions and policies regarding pre-disaster mitigation of earthquake and tsunami hazards, increase public understanding of earthquake hazard, risk, exposure, and vulnerability through education, and be responsive to the new studies and/or issues raised around earthquakes and tsunamis.
 
The Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) was formed as a result of Senate Bill 96 in 1991. Since this time, OSSPAC has continued to increase Oregon’s awareness to earthquake hazards by supporting earthquake education, research and legislation. Every two years, OSSPAC provides a summary report to the Governor of the Commission's activities. OSSPAC has formed relationships with the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) and the California Seismic Safety Commission which provides a persuasive advantage to affect federal policy for the West Coast.

Meetings

OSSPAC meets bi-monthly (usually on the second Tuesday)
Next meeting: Tuesday May 12, 2020 9am

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will take place virtually.

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https://www.gotomeet.me/OEMWebinars

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 425-044-981

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Members of the Commission

The Commission is made up of 18 individuals who represent a variety of interests concerned with forming public policy regarding earthquakes and includes six government representatives, six representatives of the public interest, and six representatives of industries and stakeholders. This variety of commission members helps direct the goals of the Commission for the benefit of all Oregon citizens.
 
  • CHAIR: Jeffrey Soulages - Public member
  • VICE CHAIR: Tiffany Brown - Local Government Stakeholder
  • Matt Crall - Department of Land Conservation & Development
  • David Gomberg - Representative Legislative Assembly
  • Dacia Grayber - First Responder Stakeholder
  • Joe Karney - Utilities Stakeholder
  • Christina LeClair - Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Ed MacMullan - Banking Stakeholder
  • Bonnie Magura - Schools Stakeholder
  • Walter McMonies - Multifamily Housing Stakeholder
  • Trent Nagele - Structural Engineer Stakeholder
  • Adam Pushkas - Building Owners Stakeholder
  • Althea Rizzo - Oregon Office of Emergency Management
  • Arnie Roblan - Senator, Legislative Assembly
  • Susan Romanski - Public Member
  • Aeron Teverbaugh - Dept. of Consumer and Business Services
  • Yumei Wang - Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
  • Katie Young - Public member
For more information contact:
chair.osspac@mil.state.or.us

OSSPAC Reports

    

    

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