2011 ORS § 783.640¹
Reporting of ballast water management

(1) Owners or operators of vessels regulated under ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) must report ballast water management information to the Department of Environmental Quality:

(a) For voyages greater than 24 hours in length, at least 24 hours prior to entering the waters of this state; or

(b) For voyages less than 24 hours in length, prior to departing the port or place of departure.

(2) The department may work with maritime associations and any national ballast information clearinghouse to establish the manner and form of the reporting required under this section.

(3) The department may verify compliance with ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) by:

(a) Relying on tests conducted by the United States Coast Guard or on other tests determined to be appropriate by the department.

(b) Boarding and inspecting vessels regulated under ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) and collecting samples of ballast water as part of the inspection. [2001 c.722 §4; 2005 c.62 §4; 2009 c.144 §1]