ORS 459.387¹

The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:

(1) The collection, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of infectious waste in a manner that protects the health, safety and welfare of the workers who handle the waste and of the public is a matter of statewide concern.

(2) The public health, safety and welfare is best protected by an infectious waste collection system that serves as many persons as possible in this state, including medical care and laboratory facilities, nursing care facilities and private residences.

(3) In the interest of public health, safety and welfare, it is the policy of this state to establish requirements for collection, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of infectious waste that will establish priority in methods of treating and disposing of infectious waste. [1989 c.763 §2]

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).
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