Prevention of pollution
(1) Pollution of any of the waters of the state is declared to be not a reasonable or natural use of such waters and to be contrary to the public policy of the State of Oregon, as set forth in ORS 468B.015 (Policy).
(2) In order to carry out the public policy set forth in ORS 468B.015 (Policy), the Department of Environmental Quality shall take such action as is necessary for the prevention of new pollution and the abatement of existing pollution by:
(a) Fostering and encouraging the cooperation of the people, industry, cities and counties, in order to prevent, control and reduce pollution of the waters of the state; and
(b) Requiring the use of all available and reasonable methods necessary to achieve the purposes of ORS 468B.015 (Policy) and to conform to the standards of water quality and purity established under ORS 468B.048 (Rules for standards of quality and purity). [Formerly 449.095 and then 468.715]
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