ORS 196.571¹

The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that ocean acidification and hypoxia severely endanger the state’s commercially and culturally significant ocean resources. The Legislative Assembly therefore declares it to be the policy of the state to ensure a coordinated, effective response to ocean acidification and hypoxia. To facilitate efforts that are coordinated and effective, it is the state’s policy to support ocean acidification and hypoxia actions and initiatives that are developed through close collaborations between federal, state and local agencies, academic institutions and commercial industries, among others. [2017 c.744 §1]

Note: 196.571 (Policy) to 196.573 (Council duties) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 196 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors196.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information