2015 ORS § 366.297¹
Environmental performance standards
  • rules

(1) As used in this section, highway has the meaning given that term in ORS 801.305 (Highway).

(2) The Department of Transportation shall adopt rules, taking into consideration the following:

(a) Incorporating environmental performance standards into the design and construction of all state highway construction projects, including local government highway construction projects funded by the department.

(b) Improving the environmental permitting process for state highway construction projects in order to:

(A) Reduce the time required to design projects and obtain environmental permits;

(B) Reduce the cost and delay associated with redesigning projects to meet environmental requirements;

(C) Maintain a strong commitment to environmental stewardship; and

(D) Reduce this states dependence on foreign oil. [2009 c.865 §18]

Note: 366.297 (Environmental performance standards) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 366 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.