ORS 459.025¹
General powers and duties of department

Subject to policy direction by the Environmental Quality Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality:

(1) Shall promote and coordinate research, studies and demonstration projects on improved methods and techniques in all phases of solid waste management.

(2) May apply to and receive funds from the federal government and from public and private agencies to carry out studies, research and demonstration projects in the field of solid waste management.

(3) May enter into agreements with the federal government, state agencies, local government units and private persons to carry out ORS 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665) to 459.105 (Regulations on use of disposal sites), 459.112 (Findings) to 459.121 (Legislative committee hearing on transportation study) and 459.205 (Permit required) to 459.385 (Entry upon private premises authorized). [1971 c.648 §4; 1973 c.835 §136; 1993 c.560 §5]

Chapter 459

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of depart­ment to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Environ­mental Quality Commission and Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate disposi­tion of food processing byproducts determined to be solid waste, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 459 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459—Solid Waste Management, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors459.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 459, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­459ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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