ORS 468A.363¹
Purpose of ORS 468A.363, 468A.365, 468A.400 and 815.300

The Legislative Assembly declares the purpose of ORS 468A.363 (Purpose of ORS 468A.363, 468A.365, 468A.400 and 815.300), 468A.365 (Certification of motor vehicle pollution control systems and inspection of motor vehicles), 468A.400 (Fees) and 815.300 (Exemptions from requirement to be equipped with pollution control system) is to:

(1) Insure that the health of citizens in the Portland area is not threatened by recurring air pollution conditions.

(2) Provide necessary authority to the Environmental Quality Commission to implement one of the critical elements of the air quality maintenance strategy for the Portland area related to improvements in the motor vehicle inspection program.

(3) Insure that the Department of Environmental Quality is able to submit an approvable air quality maintenance plan for the Portland area through the year 2006 to the Environmental Protection Agency as soon as possible so that area can again be designated as an attainment area and impediments to industrial growth imposed in the Clean Air Act can be removed.

(4) Direct the Environmental Quality Commission to use existing authority to incorporate the following programs for emission reduction credits into the air quality maintenance plan for the Portland area:

(a) California or United States Environmental Protection Agency emission standards for new lawn and garden equipment sold in the Portland area.

(b) Transportation-efficient land use requirements of the transportation planning rule adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission.

(c) Improvements in the vehicle inspection program as authorized in ORS 468A.350 (Definitions for ORS 468A.350 to 468A.400) to 468A.400 (Fees), including emission reduction from on-road vehicles resulting from enhanced testing, elimination of exemptions for 1974 and later model year vehicles, and expansion of inspection program boundaries.

(d) An employer trip reduction program that provides an emission reduction from on-road vehicles.

(e) A parking ratio program that limits the construction of new parking spaces for employment, retail and commercial locations.

(f) Emission reductions resulting from any new federal motor vehicle fuel tax.

(g) State and federal alternative fuel vehicles fleet programs that result in emission reductions.

(h) Installation of maximum achievable control technology by major sources of hazardous air pollutants as required by the federal Clean Air Act, as amended, resulting in emission reductions.

(i) As a safety margin, or as a substitute in whole or in part for other elements of the plan, emission reductions resulting from any new state gasoline tax or for any new vehicle registration fee that allows use of revenue for air quality improvement purposes. [1993 c.791 §2]

Note: 468A.363 (Purpose of ORS 468A.363, 468A.365, 468A.400 and 815.300) was added to and made a part of 468A.350 (Definitions for ORS 468A.350 to 468A.400) to 468A.400 (Fees) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspec­tion Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468A—Air Quality, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors468A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 468A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­468aano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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