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Fire & Rescue

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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Filing a Report

When Does a Report Need to be Filed?

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 that do not require a written incident report.

  1. 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)
  2. Sewage overflows
  3. 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