Ordinance No. 20518
City of Eugene
2013 No. 20504 - 20519
Ordinance No. 20518
10/31/2013 11:12:20 AM
10/31/2013 11:10:24 AM
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ORDINANCE NO. 20518 <br />AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDED HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE <br />TRACKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORTS DUE BEGINNING APRIL <br />1, 2014, AND REMOVING A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE FROM THE <br />LIST OF REPORTABLE CHEMICALS. <br />The City Council of the City of Eugene finds that: <br />A. Amendment IV to the Eugene Charter of 2002 was adopted at the general election <br />on November 5, 1996 (the "Amendment "). The Amendment provides in part that hazardous <br />substance users in Eugene shall file an annual materials balance report that lists inputs and <br />outputs of all hazardous substances obtained, used or generated. <br />B. On April 6, 1998, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 20112 adopting the <br />1998 Hazardous Substance Reporting Forms and Instructions ( "Instructions "). The Instructions <br />have subsequently been amended, most recently by Ordinance No. 20499, passed on November <br />26, 2012. <br />C. The Toxics Board has reviewed the previous Instructions and developed amended <br />Instructions for reports due beginning April 1, 2014. Revisions to the Instructions are necessary <br />to (1) clarify the exclusion of reporting substances used only for research and development <br />purposes; (2) change the reference to the List of Reportable Chemicals in the Hazardous <br />Substance Tracking Instructions to reflect that the two previously separate static and searchable <br />chemical lists have been merged; and (3) change the reference of Material Safety Data Sheets <br />(MSDSs) to Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) in the Hazardous Substance Tracking Instructions to <br />reflect the Hazardous Communication Standard change to the Globally Harmonized System of <br />Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) — a global initiative classifying, defining and <br />communicating hazards. <br />D. Like the Instructions for prior years, the amended Instructions include numerous <br />provisions that describe provisions of the Amendment, give interpretations of the Amendment, <br />and include provisions that are necessary to implement the Amendment in a practicable manner <br />but which are not expressly contained in the Amendment. The Toxics Board has recommended <br />that the Council adopt the amended Instructions. <br />E. The Council approves the amended Instructions as being consistent with the terms <br />and intent of the Amendment and ORS 453.370. The Council intends by this ordinance to adopt <br />the amended Instructions as binding on those persons covered by its terms. <br />F. The Council adopts this ordinance pursuant to its authority under both section 4 of <br />the Eugene Charter of 2002 and Article X of Amendment IV to the Charter. <br />Ordinance - Page 1 of 2 <br />
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