ORS 448.450¹
Authority and duties of Department of Human Services
  • rules
  • fees

(1) The Department of Human Services shall:

(a) Adopt rules necessary to carry out the provisions of ORS 448.450 (Authority and duties of Department of Human Services) to 448.465 (Deposit of fees), 448.992 (Sewage treatment works violation penalties) and 448.994 (Potable water treatment plant violation penalty).

(b) Classify all potable water treatment plants and water distribution systems actually used or intended for use by the public. In classifying the potable water treatment plants and water distribution systems, the department shall take into consideration size and type, character of water to be treated and other physical conditions affecting the treatment plants and distribution systems and the skill, knowledge and experience required of an operator.

(c) Certify persons qualified to supervise the operation of a potable water treatment plant or a water distribution system.

(d) Subject to the prior approval of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and a report to the Emergency Board prior to adopting the fee, establish a schedule of fees for certification under paragraph (c) of this subsection. The fees established under the schedule shall be sufficient to pay the cost of the Department of Human Services in carrying out the provisions of ORS 448.450 (Authority and duties of Department of Human Services) to 448.465 (Deposit of fees), 448.992 (Sewage treatment works violation penalties) and 448.994 (Potable water treatment plant violation penalty) and shall be within the budget authorized by the Legislative Assembly as that budget may be modified by the Emergency Board.

(2) Notwithstanding the authority of the Department of Human Services to establish fees for certification under subsection (1)(d) of this section, the department will not establish fees for certification of operators of water systems serving ground water to fewer than 150 service connections.

(3) In adopting rules under this section, the Department of Human Services shall consult with the Department of Environmental Quality in order to coordinate rules adopted under this section with rules adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission under ORS 448.410 (Authority and duties of Environmental Quality Commission). [1987 c.635 §9; 1991 c.67 §125; 1991 c.703 §10; 2001 c.723 §1; 2001 c.900 §199a]

Note: See note under 448.405 (Definitions for ORS 448.405 to 448.465).

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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