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. 

Volunteer Opportunity

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. There is currently one Industry position vacancy on the Toxics Board which the City needs to fill. For this position, the appointee is required to be an employee or agent of a business that reports hazardous substances under the program. The term for this position begins immediately following appointment by the City Council, and will expire on June 30, 2017, with the option to reapply for a second three-year term. Additional information about the Toxics Board and an online application form is available at To discuss the appointment process or the Toxics Board’s responsibilities, contact Program Manager Jo Eppli at 541-682-7118 or via email at