ORS 468.501¹
Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521

As used in ORS 468.501 (Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521) to 468.521 (Recovery of costs of agency in developing, negotiating and publicizing Green Permit):

(1) "Agency" means either the Department of Environmental Quality or the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority created pursuant to ORS 468A.010 (Policy) to 468A.180 (Payment of certain court costs not required), or both, as the context requires.

(2) "Commission" means the Environmental Quality Commission.

(3) "Environmental laws" means ORS 454.605 (Definitions for ORS 454.605 to 454.755) to 454.755 (Fees for certain reports on sewage disposal), 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665) to 459.153 (Intent not to discourage recycling), 459.705 (Definitions for ORS 459.705 to 459.790) to 459.790 (Exceptions to ORS 459.705 to 459.785), 459.992 (Criminal penalties), 459.995 (Civil penalties), 465.003 (Definitions for ORS 465.003 to 465.034) to 465.034 (Application of ORS 465.003 to 465.034) and 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 ORS chapters 468, 468A and 468B and rules adopted thereunder. "Environmental laws" does not include any provision of Oregon Revised Statutes or of any municipal ordinance or enactment that regulates the selection of a location for a new facility.

(4) "Facility" means any site or contiguous sites, any manufacturing operation or contiguous operations, or any business or municipal activity regulated under any provision of the environmental laws.

(5) "Green Permit" means a permit that provides administrative benefits or reduces regulatory requirements to facilities that meet criteria established by the Environmental Quality Commission.

(6) "Sponsor" means a person, group or association that submits a proposal under the Green Permit program. [1997 c.553 §2]

Note: 468.501 (Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521) to 468.521 (Recovery of costs of agency in developing, negotiating and publicizing Green Permit) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 468 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 468

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 449 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to consider statutory pro­vi­sions of this chapter while acting on solid waste disposal permit applica­tion under ORS 459.205 (Permit required) to 459.265 (Hearings). Land Reclama­tion, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of depart­ment to review engineering data and design of wigwam waste burner or of air pollu­tion control equip­ment, or to prohibit construc­tion or installa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 917; state antipollu­tion regula­tions applicable to mining activities in wilderness areas in na­tional parks, (1972) Vol 35, p 1042; 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 to prevent air or wa­ter pollu­tion, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 339 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468—Environmental Quality Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors468.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 468, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­468ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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