2017 ORS 438.605¹
Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285

As used in ORS 438.605 (Definitions for ORS 438.605 to 438.620, 448.280 and 448.285) to 438.620 (Accreditation fees), 448.280 (Civil penalties) and 448.285 (Penalty schedule):

(1) “Accrediting authority” means the official accrediting authority for the Oregon environmental laboratory accreditation program comprised of the Director of the Oregon Health Authority or designee, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality or designee and the Director of Agriculture or designee.

(2) “Authority” means the Oregon Health Authority.

(3) “Environmental laboratory” means a fixed location or mobile facility that performs chemical, physical, radiological, microbiological or biological testing of environmental samples or the collection of environmental samples.

(4) “Environmental testing” means laboratory analysis of any matter, pollutant, contaminant or hazardous substance subject to regulation pursuant to:

(a) Rules adopted or enforced by the Oregon Health Authority, the Department of Environmental Quality or the State Department of Agriculture; or

(b) A federal environmental statute or regulation administered or enforced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. [1999 c.1063 §1; 2009 c.595 §714]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 438—Laboratories; Anatomical Material, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors438.­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.