2007 ORS 468B.345¹
Oil spill contingency plan required to operate facility or covered vessel in state or state waters
  • exceptions

(1) Unless an oil spill prevention and emergency response plan has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality and has been properly implemented, no person shall:

(a) Cause or permit the operation of an onshore facility in the state;

(b) Cause or permit the operation of an offshore facility in the state; or

(c) Cause or permit the operation of a covered vessel within the navigable waters of the state.

(2) It is not a defense to an action brought for a violation of subsection (1) of this section that the person charged believed that a current contingency plan had been approved by the department.

(3) A contingency plan shall be renewed at least once every five years.

(4) This section shall not apply to the operation of a cargo or passenger vessel on Yaquina Bay or on the navigable waters of the state in the Pacific Ocean used by cargo or passenger vessels entering or leaving Yaquina Bay until January 1, 1998. [1991 c.651 §4; 1995 c.535 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State's authority to prevent or control removal by dredging of a privately owned island in a navigable river, (1972) Vol 36, p 285

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468B—Water Quality, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­468b.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 468B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­468bano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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