The Toxics Board makes policy governing the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program, which is a public information program on the use and disposition of federally listed hazardous substances by certain manufacturers within Eugene city limits.
The Toxics Board meeting schedule varies.
There are seven members on the Toxics Board: three members who are employed by or are agents of businesses required to report under the law; three who have a proven record of environmental advocacy; and one member who must be nominated by at least four of the other six members.
The City Council appoints the three members representing businesses and the three advocates. The seventh and neutral position is nominated by the six other members of the Toxics Board; the City Council then appoints the seventh member from the nomination submitted by the other six members.
Each member serves for three years, and may serve only two three-year terms. Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Eugene City Charter, Section 54. Amendment IV, adopted by the voters of Eugene in November 1996.
The City of Eugene is now recruiting interested individuals to serve on the Eugene Toxics Board. There is currently a vacancy for one Industry position; and one Industry, one Advocacy, and the Neutral positions all eligible to begin after June 30, 2020. To qualify for an Industry position, the appointee is required to be an employee or agent of a business that reports hazardous substances under the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program. To qualify for an Advocacy position, the appointee must show a proven record of advocating for the public’s right-to-know and not be an employee or agent of a business that reports hazardous substances under the Eugene Toxics Right-to Know Program. To qualify for the Neutral position, the appointee must be nominated by a two-thirds majority of the other six board members.
The Eugene Toxics Board is responsible for policy development and oversight of the City’s Toxics Right-to-Know Program, which requires public reporting of hazardous substance use by local manufacturers. This Board meets approximately six times per year, and the meeting schedule varies. Volunteering to serve on the Toxics Board requires approximately seven hours per month of your time, which will be dedicated to meetings, project work, and attendance at community events.
To complete an application and the supplemental questions specific to the Toxics Board, click here.