2007 ORS 453.888¹
License required to perform decontamination
  • procedure
  • grounds for denial, revocation or suspension of license
  • civil penalty
  • rules

(1) The Department of Human Services by rule shall establish performance standards for contractors under ORS 105.555 (Places declared nuisances subject to abatement), 431.175 (Warrant procedure) and 453.855 (Purpose) to 453.912 (Governmental immunity from liability).

(2) The department shall train and test, or may approve courses to train and test, contractors’ personnel on the essential elements in assessing premises used as an illegal drug manufacturing site to determine hazard reduction measures needed, techniques for adequately reducing contaminants, use of personal protective equipment and relevant federal regulations and state rules.

(3) Upon the contractor’s supervisory personnel’s successful completion of the training and testing and the contractor having complied with the rules of the department and having paid the required fee, the contractor shall be licensed. Licenses are renewable biennially, as determined by rule of the department, upon supervisory personnel’s successful completion of any required refresher course.

(4) The department may deny, suspend or revoke the license of any contractor pursuant to ORS chapter 183 for:

(a) Failing to:

(A) Perform decontamination work under the supervision of trained personnel;

(B) File a work plan;

(C) Perform work pursuant to the plan;

(D) Pay a civil penalty imposed under ORS 105.555 (Places declared nuisances subject to abatement), 431.175 (Warrant procedure) and 453.855 (Purpose) to 453.912 (Governmental immunity from liability); or

(E) Perform work that meets the requirements of ORS 453.903 (Evaluation of decontamination projects).

(b) Committing fraud or misrepresentation in:

(A) Applying for a license;

(B) Seeking approval of a work plan; or

(C) Documenting completion of the work to the department.

(5) The department may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $500, in addition to or in lieu of license denial, suspension or revocation, pursuant to ORS chapter 183. [1989 c.915 §13; 1991 c.67 §126]

Law Review Cita­tions

27 WLR 325 (1991)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 453—Hazardous Substances; Radiation Sources, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­453.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 453, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­453ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.