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Hazardous Substance Reporting

A hazardous substance is any substance required by Oregon OSHA to have a safety data sheet (SDS), or any substance for which a hazard is identified on any available SDS. It includes radioactive material or any waste substance that presents a physical or health hazard to emergency response personnel or the public under normal conditions of use or during an emergency situation. If the maximum amount of a hazardous substance stored at the site meets or exceeds the reportable quantity at any one time for more than 24 hours, it must be reported.

Oregon is a one-stop shop for hazardous substance reporting. By completing your annual hazardous substance inventory report to CHS manager, you fulfilled your obligation to report. The LEPC, fire department, and EPA have access to the information in your report. We worked diligently to streamline the process for facilities to report their hazardous substance storage and distribute the information to agencies privy to the information.

The OSFM works directly and indirectly with your local fire department and responding hazmat team to ensure first responders are informed and prepared to respond to a hazardous substance incident. We work with the Oregon State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) in the planning for emergency responses. These collaborations benefit all of Oregon with better planning and preparedness for a quick and efficient response in an emergency.

CHS Manager – File a Hazardous Substance Inventory Report

The Community Right to Know hazardous substance manager (CHS Manager) is the online portal for Oregon facilities to submit their annual hazardous substance inventory reports. Any facility that stores a hazardous substance at a reportable quantity is required to submit an annual report for the substances stored during the previous calendar year. Any facility that introduces a new hazardous substance in a reportable quantity at their location must file a report within 30 days.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
To ensure emergency planners, first responders, and the public have the most up-to-date and accurate information available, facilities are required to upload the current SDS to the CHS manager for each reported hazardous substance.

CHS Manager Tutorial Video

This is a tutorial about how to register for a user account and access the CHS manager. It contains step-by-step instructions on submitting a hazardous substance inventory report.

CHS Manager Help Desk
The CR2K help desk contains information on multiple topics to help answer questions that CHS Manager Users may have. You can search by topic and keywords. This online resource is available 24/7. Click here for some assistance getting started.



Community Right to Know
Hazardous Substance Hotlines
503-378-6835 or 800-454-6125

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