2015 ORS 30.492¹
Limitation on liability of volunteer providing assistance or advice related to mitigation or cleanup of discharge of hazardous material

(1) Except as provided in ORS 30.495 (Exceptions to limitation) and 30.497 (When limitation on liability not applicable), no person may maintain an action for damages against a person for voluntarily providing assistance or advice directly related to:

(a) Mitigating or attempting to mitigate the effects of an actual or threatened discharge of hazardous material; or

(b) Preventing, cleaning up or disposing of or in attempting to prevent, clean up or dispose of any discharge of hazardous material.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 30.495 (Exceptions to limitation) and 30.497 (When limitation on liability not applicable), no state or local agency may assess a civil or criminal penalty against a person for voluntarily providing assistance or advice directly related to:

(a) Mitigating or attempting to mitigate the effects of an actual or threatened discharge of hazardous material; or

(b) Preventing, cleaning up or disposing of or in attempting to prevent, clean up or dispose of any discharge of hazardous material. [1985 c.376 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 30—Actions and Suits in Particular Cases, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors030.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.