Toxics Board


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.  

Meeting Frequency

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.

Term Length

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 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. 

Toxics Board Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Eugene is now recruiting for all Boards and Commissions. The Toxics Board has three upcoming vacancies, which the City needs to fill: one Industry position; one Advocacy position; and one Neutral position. The term for these three positions begins on July 1, 2017, and will expire on June 30, 2020. Successful candidates for the Advocacy position will have the option to reapply for a second three-year term. 

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.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an application and the supplemental questions specific to the Toxics Board. Go to the Boards and Commissions webpage at:, then click on the link for the Online Application. 

To discuss the appointment process or the Toxics Board’s responsibilities, contact Program Manager Jo Eppli at 541-682-7118 or via email at