Oregon Statutes - Chapter 453 - Hazardous Substances; Radiation Sources - Section 453.347 - Emergency response planning.

(1) The State Fire Marshal shall assist with emergency response planning by appropriate agencies of government at the local, state and national levels to assure that the response to a hazardous substance fixed site or transportation accident is swift and appropriate to minimize damage to any person, property or wildlife. This planning shall include assisting in and training for the preparation of localized plans setting forth agency responsibilities for on-scene response.

(2) The State Fire Marshal may apply for funds as available to train, equip and maintain an appropriate response capability at the state and local level.

(3) The State Fire Marshal shall issue certificates to local agency personnel who have completed the training.

(4) To the extent practicable, the emergency preparedness and response program for hazardous substances as provided in this section shall be consistent with the program for radioactive material, wastes and substances developed by the State Department of Energy and Department of Human Services under ORS chapters 453 and 469. [1985 c.726 §11]

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