2007 ORS 466.015¹
Powers and duties of department

The Department of Environmental Quality shall:

(1) Provide for the administration, enforcement and implementation of ORS 466.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.635 and 466.005 to 466.385) to 466.385 (Amendment of comprehensive plan and land use regulations) and 466.992 (Civil penalties for damage to wildlife resulting from contamination of food or water supply) and may perform all functions necessary:

(a) To insure the proper management of hazardous waste by generators;

(b) For the regulation of the operation and construction of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal sites; and

(c) For the permitting of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal sites in consultation with the appropriate county governing body or city council.

(2) Coordinate and supervise all functions of state and local governmental agencies engaged in activities subject to the provisions of ORS 466.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.635 and 466.005 to 466.385) to 466.385 (Amendment of comprehensive plan and land use regulations) and 466.992 (Civil penalties for damage to wildlife resulting from contamination of food or water supply).

(3) After notice and public hearing pursuant to ORS chapter 183, declassify as hazardous waste those substances described in ORS 466.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.635 and 466.005 to 466.385) (7) which the Environmental Quality Commission finds, after deliberate consideration, taking into account the public health, welfare or safety or the environment, have been properly treated or decontaminated or contain a sufficiently low concentration of hazardous material so that such substances are no longer hazardous. [Formerly 459.430; 1987 c.540 §5]

Notes of Decisions

Under authority of this sec­tion and ORS 459.660 (renumbered ORS 466.190 (Investigation upon motion of department)), the depart­ment can order a per­son to cease bringing environ­mentally hazardous wastes to a specific site. Chem. Waste Storage v. Day and Mann, 14 Or App 515, 513 P2d 1193 (1973)

Chapter 466

Law Review Cita­tions

29 WLR 297 (1993)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 466—Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials II, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­466.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 466, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­466ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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