ORS 465.507¹
Dry cleaning advisory group

(1) The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall appoint an advisory group comprised of members representing a balance of at least the following interests:

(a) Dry cleaning operators;

(b) Dry cleaning owners;

(c) Dry cleaning industry members other than owners and operators;

(d) Citizens;

(e) Environmental organizations; and

(f) Local governments.

(2) The advisory group shall meet periodically to review and advise the Department of Environmental Quality regarding:

(a) Methods and standards for removal and remedial actions as applied by the department at dry cleaning facilities;

(b) Waste minimization rules, guidelines and requirements as applied to dry cleaning facilities, including new technologies and industry practices;

(c) The department’s use of the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account, including use at multiple-source sites;

(d) The adequacy of revenue generated by fees assessed under ORS 465.517 (Annual fee and gross revenue fee for dry cleaning facilities), 465.520 (Fee on sale or transfer of dry cleaning solvent) and 465.523 (Fee on use of dry cleaning solvent) for meeting the costs of removal and remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities; and

(e) Any other matters pertinent to the purposes of ORS 465.200 (Definitions for ORS 465.200 to 465.545) and 465.500 (Purpose) to 465.545 (Suspension of dry cleaning fees).

(3) The advisory group shall develop goals for the department that relate to the cleanup of contamination resulting from dry cleaning facilities. In developing the goals, the group may review and monitor the administrative costs of the department for implementing ORS 465.500 (Purpose) to 465.545 (Suspension of dry cleaning fees) and shall include recommendations for:

(a) Reducing administrative costs;

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

(c) Determining and limiting the ultimate cost of removal or remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities paid from the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account; and

(d) Determining the ultimate cost of future liability to the state for removal or remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities not covered by the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account. [1995 c.427 §6; 1999 c.59 §133; 2001 c.495 §4; 2003 c.407 §3]

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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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