ORS 459.710¹
Disposal in disposal site prohibited
  • exceptions
  • use in construction of reefs prohibited
  • exception

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, no person shall dispose of waste tires in a disposal site, as defined in ORS 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665).

(2) A person may dispose of waste tires in a disposal site permitted by the Department of Environmental Quality if the waste tires are chipped in accordance with standards established by the Environmental Quality Commission.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, no person shall use waste tires as material in the construction of artificial reefs in the ocean waters of the State of Oregon.

(4) Subsection (3) of this section shall not apply to the use of waste tires in the construction of any artificial reef in any tidal or nontidal bay or estuary of this state. As used in this subsection, "estuary" has the meaning given that term in ORS 196.800 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.905). [1987 c.706 §2; 1989 c.203 §1; 1993 c.560 §61]

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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