ORS 448.170¹
Department agreement to authorize local government to exercise duties
  • suits involving validity of administrative rule

(1) The Department of Human Services may enter into an agreement with a local governmental unit for the local governmental unit to perform the duties of the department under the Oregon Drinking Water Quality Act. The duration of the agreement, the duties to be performed and the remuneration to be paid by the department are subject to agreement by the department and the local governmental unit.

(2) In any action, suit or proceeding arising out of county administration of functions pursuant to ORS 446.310 (Definitions for ORS 446.310 to 446.350), 448.030 (Permit application), 448.115 (Definitions for ORS 448.115 to 448.285) to 448.285 (Penalty schedule), 454.235 (Election), 454.255 (Plans and cost estimates), 455.170 (Director may delegate certain duties) and 757.005 (Definitions) and involving the validity of a rule adopted by the department, the department shall be made a party to the action, suit or proceeding. [1981 c.749 §14]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 448—Pool Facilities; Water and Sewage Systems, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors448.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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