2017 ORS 352.816¹
Oregon Climate Service

(1) There is established an Oregon Climate Service to be located at Oregon State University. The service shall acquire, maintain, disseminate and interpret climate data and information for the state.

(2) The service shall:

(a) Assess the needs for weather and climate information in Oregon and establish priorities among the needs.

(b) Perform a service to citizens of Oregon by managing climate data for the state, and by disseminating such data and information to users.

(c) Assist in the coordination of existing activities within the state and among neighboring states.

(d) Advise regional, state and local government on climate related issues.

(e) Assist students and faculty at the public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) by furnishing data and information needed in education and research programs.

(f) Study and analyze the relationships between climatic phenomena and activities in areas such as agriculture, water resources, energy production and use, air quality, building design and construction, transportation and communication, and business and commerce.

(g) Identify emerging climatic issues and anticipate public demand for information.

(h) Inform state, federal and private groups and the public on the availability and sources of climate-related services, information and data. [Formerly 352.245]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.