2007 ORS 466.055¹
Criteria for new facility

Before issuing a permit for a new facility designed to dispose of or treat hazardous waste or PCB, the Environmental Quality Commission must find, on the basis of information submitted by the applicant, the Department of Environmental Quality or any other interested party, that the proposed facility meets the following criteria:

(1) The proposed facility location:

(a) Is suitable for the type and amount of hazardous waste or PCB intended for treatment or disposal at the facility;

(b) Provides the maximum protection possible to the public health and safety and environment of Oregon from release of the hazardous waste or PCB stored, treated or disposed of at the facility; and

(c) Is situated sufficient distance from urban growth boundaries, as defined in ORS 197.295 (Definitions for ORS 197.295 to 197.314 and 197.475 to 197.490), to protect the public health and safety, accessible by transportation routes that minimize the threat to the public health and safety and to the environment and sufficient distance from parks, wilderness and recreation areas to prevent adverse impacts on the public use and enjoyment of those areas.

(2) Subject to any applicable standards adopted under ORS 466.035 (Commission authority to impose standards for hazardous waste or PCB at Oregon facility), the design of the proposed facility:

(a) Allows for treatment or disposal of the range of hazardous waste or PCB as required by the commission; and

(b) Significantly adds to:

(A) The range of hazardous waste or PCB handled at a treatment or disposal facility currently permitted under 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); or

(B) The type of technology employed at a treatment or disposal facility currently permitted under 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).

(3) The proposed facility uses the best available technology for treating or disposing of hazardous waste or PCB as determined by the department or the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

(4) The need for the facility is demonstrated by:

(a) Lack of adequate current treatment or disposal capacity in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska to handle hazardous waste or PCB generated by Oregon companies;

(b) A finding that operation of the proposed facility would result in a higher level of protection of the public health and safety or environment; or

(c) Significantly lower treatment or disposal costs to Oregon companies.

(5) The proposed hazardous waste or PCB treatment or disposal facility has no major adverse effect on either:

(a) Public health and safety; or

(b) Environment of adjacent lands. [1985 c.670 §5; 1987 c.540 §18; 1989 c.833 §96]

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).
 
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.