2015 ORS § 468B.455¹
Oil Spillage Control Fund
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(1) There is established an Oil Spillage Control Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund. This account shall be a revolving fund, the interest of which shall be credited to the Oil Spillage Control Fund.
(2) All penalties recovered under ORS 468B.450 (Willful or negligent discharge of oil) (1) shall be paid into the Oil Spillage Control Fund. Such moneys are continuously appropriated to the Department of Environmental Quality for:
(a) Advancing costs incurred in carrying out cleanup activities;
(b) Reviewing contingency plans submitted to the department pursuant to ORS 468B.360 (Review of contingency plan);
(c) Conducting training, response exercises, inspections and tests in order to verify equipment inventories and ability to prevent and respond to oil release emergencies and undertaking other activities intended to verify or establish the preparedness of the state, a municipality or a party required by ORS 468B.345 (Oil spill contingency plan required to operate facility or covered vessel in state or state waters) to 468B.415 (Oregon coast safety committee) to have an approved contingency plan to act in accordance with that plan;
(d) Verifying or establishing proof of financial responsibility required by ORS 468B.390 (Compliance with federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990);
(e) Reviewing and revising the oil spill response plan required by ORS 468B.495 (Interagency response plan for oil or hazardous material spills in certain waters) and 468B.500 (Contents of plan); and
(f) Restoring fish and wildlife production, including habitat restoration, as provided under ORS 468B.060 (Liability for damage to fish or wildlife or habitat).
(3) With the approval of the Environmental Quality Commission, the moneys in the Oil Spillage Control Fund may be invested as provided by ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.857) to 293.857 (Separate accounts for each local government), and earnings from such investment shall be credited to the fund.
(4) The Oil Spillage Control Fund shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which the fund was created. [Formerly 468.819; 2007 c.217 §5; 2015 c.663 §2]