A Hazardous Materials Incident Report is required within ten working days after the incident occurs. Agencies required to report include:
Fire Departments, State HazMat Teams, Law Enforcement, Oregon Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Quality, any emergency service or state agency
Filing a Report
For reporting purposes, a hazardous materials incident is defined as the threatened or actual injury to a human, wildlife, domestic animal or the environment, or any property loss resulting from a hazardous substance release.
There are three exceptions. A report is not required for:
- Motor fuels spilled from a vehicle in quantities less than 42 gallons (unless the fuel enters a waterway, or is determined to endanger the public safety or immediate or surrounding environment, including ground water);
- Sewage overflows; and
- Structure fires or other emergencies where hazardous substances are involved as exposures only and did not contribute to the cause of the emergency or to an injury or death.