OAR 291-039-0020
News Media Centers During Major Emergencies


News media centers have been established in the event a major disturbance or emergency situation occurs in a Department of Corrections facility. The news media centers are identified on Exhibit 1, “News Media Centers.” [Exhibit not included. See ED. NOTE.]
NOTE: An alternate news media center will be established and announced if the disturbance or emergency involves or renders the predesignated news media center as unusable.


The functional unit manager will designate a news media center and notify the Communications Manager of its location for any facility established after promulgation of this rule.


During times of a major disturbance or emergency, news media representatives will be directed to report to the designated news media center.


The news media centers will be the only areas in which briefings will be held, unless otherwise notified.


The Communications Manager or the public information officer will provide appropriate news briefings consistent with the needs of the Department to maintain or restore order, safety, and security.


If space limitations will not accommodate all media, a “pooling” arrangement will be established by the Communications Manager wherein the functional unit will enable the designated media source to provide sound and visual equipment.
[ED. NOTE: Exhibits referenced are available from the agency.]

Source: Rule 291-039-0020 — News Media Centers During Major Emergencies, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-039-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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