ORS 516.135¹
Avoidance of ground water resource contamination
  • department actions

(1) In carrying out its duties related to mineral resources, mineral industries and geology, the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shall act in a manner that is consistent with the goal set forth in ORS 468B.155 (State goal to prevent ground water contamination).

(2) In order to assist in the development of a statewide repository of information about Oregon’s ground water resource, the department shall provide any information, acquired by the department in carrying out its statutory duties, that is related to ground water quality to the centralized repository established pursuant to ORS 468B.167 (Ground water resource protection strategy). [1989 c.833 §46]

Chapter 516

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate mining activities and recovery of oil and geothermal activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Depart­ment of Geology and Mineral Industries to classify categories of natural gas wells, (1980) Vol 40, p 178

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 516—Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors516.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 516, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­516ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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