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 to Serve on the Eugene Toxics Board

The City of Eugene is seeking interested business and community members to serve on the Eugene Toxics Board. There are two upcoming position vacancies with terms that begin on July 1, 2018, and end on June 30, 2021; and one position vacancy with a term that begins immediately following City Council appointment, and ends on June 30, 2019. The City needs to fill one Industry position, and two Advocacy positions. For the Industry position, the appointee is required to be an employee or agent of a business that reports hazardous substances under the program. For the Advocacy positions, the appointees are required to have a demonstrable record of advocating the public’s right to know. The Eugene Toxics Board is a seven member advisory board responsible for policy development and oversight of the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program, which requires public reporting of hazardous substance use by local manufacturers. Toxics Board members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

The Toxics 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 apply for a position on the Toxics Board fill out the online application form 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

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2018.