2013 ORS § 453.888¹
License required to perform decontamination
  • procedure
  • grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license
  • civil penalty
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Authority by rule shall establish performance standards for contractors under ORS 105.555 (Places declared nuisances subject to abatement), 431.175 (Warrant procedure) and 453.855 (Purpose) to 453.912 (Governmental immunity from liability).

(2) The authority shall train and test, or may approve courses to train and test, contractors personnel on the essential elements in assessing premises used as an illegal drug manufacturing site to determine hazard reduction measures needed, techniques for adequately reducing contaminants, use of personal protective equipment and relevant federal regulations and state rules.

(3) Upon the contractors supervisory personnels successful completion of the training and testing and the contractor having complied with the rules of the authority and having paid the required fee, the contractor shall be licensed. Licenses are renewable biennially, as determined by rule of the authority, upon supervisory personnels successful completion of any required refresher course.

(4) The authority may deny, suspend or revoke the license of any contractor pursuant to ORS chapter 183 for:

(a) Failing to:

(A) Perform decontamination work under the supervision of trained personnel;

(B) File a work plan;

(C) Perform work pursuant to the plan;

(D) Pay a civil penalty imposed under ORS 105.555 (Places declared nuisances subject to abatement), 431.175 (Warrant procedure) and 453.855 (Purpose) to 453.912 (Governmental immunity from liability); or

(E) Perform work that meets the requirements of ORS 453.903 (Evaluation of decontamination projects).

(b) Committing fraud or misrepresentation in:

(A) Applying for a license;

(B) Seeking approval of a work plan; or

(C) Documenting completion of the work to the authority.

(5) The authority may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $500, in addition to or in lieu of license denial, suspension or revocation, pursuant to ORS chapter 183. [1989 c.915 §13; 1991 c.67 §126; 2009 c.595 §929]