ORS 465.500¹

(1) The purposes of ORS 465.500 (Purpose) to 465.545 (Suspension of dry cleaning fees) are:

(a) To create a $1 million cleanup fund paid for solely by the dry cleaning industry, and to otherwise exempt dry cleaning owners and dry cleaning operators from cleanup liability; and

(b) To ensure the cleanup of contamination resulting from dry cleaning facilities.

(2) The provisions of ORS 465.200 (Definitions for ORS 465.200 to 465.545) to 465.545 (Suspension of dry cleaning fees) and 465.900 (Civil penalties for violation of removal or remedial actions), and rules and programs adopted thereto, shall continue to apply to the cleanup of releases of hazardous substances from dry cleaning facilities, including but not limited to provisions and programs for:

(a) Listing of facilities having a confirmed release of dry cleaning solvents;

(b) Prioritizing dry cleaning facilities with confirmed releases for removal or remedial action;

(c) Applying standards and methods for removal and remedial actions selected or approved by the Department of Environmental Quality; and

(d) Enforcing or undertaking removal and remedial actions. [1995 c.427 §3; 2001 c.495 §1; 2003 c.407 §21]

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See also annota­tions under ORS 105.550 (Definitions for ORS 105.550 to 105.600) to 105.600 (ORS 105.550 to 105.600 not to limit authority of cities or counties to further restrict activities).

Notes of Decisions

Remedial ac­tion costs do not include attorney fees incurred by private party in contribu­tion pro­ceed­ing. Cash Flow Investors, Inc. v. Union Oil Co., 318 Or 88, 862 P2d 501 (1993)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 465—Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­465.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 465, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­465ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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