2007 ORS 401.270¹
Duties of director
  • rules

The Director of the Office of Emergency Management shall be responsible for coordinating and facilitating exercises and training, emergency planning, preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery activities with the state and local emergency services agencies and organizations, and shall, with the approval of the Adjutant General or as directed by the Governor:

(1) Make rules that are necessary and proper for the administration and implementation of ORS 401.015 (Statement of policy and purpose) to 401.107 (Abnormal disruption of market), 401.257 (Responsibilities of Office of Emergency Management) to 401.325 (Emergency management agency appropriation), 401.355 (Eligibility of emergency service worker for benefits for injury sustained in emergency service) to 401.584 (Leave of absence from employment for search and rescue volunteer) and 401.706 (Policy);

(2) Coordinate the activities of all public and private organizations specifically related to providing emergency services within this state;

(3) Maintain a cooperative liaison with emergency management agencies and organizations of local governments, other states and the federal government;

(4) Have such additional authority, duties and responsibilities authorized by ORS 401.015 (Statement of policy and purpose) to 401.107 (Abnormal disruption of market), 401.257 (Responsibilities of Office of Emergency Management) to 401.325 (Emergency management agency appropriation) and 401.355 (Eligibility of emergency service worker for benefits for injury sustained in emergency service) to 401.584 (Leave of absence from employment for search and rescue volunteer) or as may be directed by the Governor;

(5) Administer grants relating to emergency program management, seismic rehabilitation, emergency services for the state and the statewide 2-1-1 system as provided in ORS 401.294 (Contributions to support establishment of 2-1-1 system);

(6) Provide for and staff a State Emergency Operations Center to aid the Governor and the Office of Emergency Management in the performance of duties under ORS 401.015 (Statement of policy and purpose) to 401.107 (Abnormal disruption of market), 401.257 (Responsibilities of Office of Emergency Management) to 401.325 (Emergency management agency appropriation), 401.355 (Eligibility of emergency service worker for benefits for injury sustained in emergency service) to 401.584 (Leave of absence from employment for search and rescue volunteer) and 401.706 (Policy);

(7) Serve as the Governor’s authorized representative for coordination of certain response activities and managing the recovery process;

(8) Establish training and professional standards for local emergency program management personnel;

(9) Establish task forces and advisory groups to assist the office in achieving mandated responsibilities;

(10) Enforce compliance requirements of federal and state agencies for receiving funds and conducting designated emergency functions;

(11) Oversee the design, implementation and support of a statewide 2-1-1 system as provided under ORS 401.288 (Contract for 2-1-1 system facilitator); and

(12) Coordinate the activities of state and local governments to enable state and local governments to work together during domestic incidents as provided in the National Incident Management System established by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 of February 28, 2003. [1983 c.586 §11; 1993 c.187 §5; 2003 c.556 §2; 2005 c.526 §10; 2005 c.813 §3; 2005 c.825 §10; 2007 c.740 §22]

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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