2017 ORS 453.396¹
Definitions for ORS 453.396 to 453.414

to 453.414 (Exemption for local government) and the maximum range of the fees that may be considered are as follows:

(a) For funding the Community Right to Know and Protection Act, not less than $25 and not more than $2,000.

(b) For funding the Toxics Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction Act, not less than $25 and not more than $2,000.

(c) For each employer’s share of a total of up to $1 million to be deposited into the Orphan Site Account established under ORS 465.381 (Hazardous Substance Remedial Action Fund), not less than zero and not more than $9,000. This schedule shall not require an employer to pay more than $25,000.

(3) The Department of Revenue shall collect fees established under this section. The department shall determine the amounts to be distributed under subsection (2) of this section and shall transfer the appropriate amounts to the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Orphan Site Account in accordance with expenditures approved by the Legislative Assembly for the State Fire Marshal and the Department of Environmental Quality. The remaining moneys are continuously appropriated to the State Fire Marshal to pay the expenses of the State Fire Marshal in administering and enforcing the provisions of ORS 453.396 (Definitions for ORS 453.396 to 453.414) to 453.414 (Exemption for local government).

(4) The following are exempt from the fee imposed under this section:

(a) Crude oil and petroleum products derived from the refining of crude oil, including plant condensate, gasoline, diesel motor fuel, aviation fuel, lubrication oil, crankcase motor oil, kerosene, benzol, fuel oil, residual fuel, petroleum coke, asphalt base, liquefied or liquefiable gases such as butane, ethane and propane and other products described during petroleum processing, but not including derivatives, such as petroleum jellies, cleaning solvents or asphalt paving.

(b) Solid waste as defined in ORS 459.005 (Definitions for ORS 459.005 to 459.437, 459.705 to 459.790 and 459A.005 to 459A.665).

(c) Hazardous waste as defined in ORS 466.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.635 and 466.005 to 466.385).

(d) Any substance or activity which the Constitution or laws of the United States prohibit the state from taxing.

(e) From the fee imposed under the schedule established under subsection (2)(c) of this section, any person whose property is exempt from taxation under ORS 307.090 (Property of the state, counties and other municipal corporations).

(f) Natural gas unless stored in liquefied form for nonvehicular use in quantities greater than 200 cubic feet.

(5)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, propane, butane and blended or compounded petroleum products produced by processes other than the refining of crude oil and for nonvehicle use are not exempt from the fees imposed by subsection (2) of this section.

(b) Propane produced by processes other than the refining of crude oil and for nonvehicle use is exempt from the fee imposed by subsection (2)(b) of this section.

(6) Local government assessments of hazardous substance fees based on quantity or the hazardous substance survey shall be used solely to supplement and not to duplicate the State Fire Marshal’s programs under ORS 453.307 (Definitions for ORS 453.307 to 453.414) to 453.414 (Exemption for local government) and shall be billed and collected only through contract with the State Fire Marshal. A local government shall not charge any fee under its program for a hazardous substance for which an employer pays a registration fee to the State Fire Marshal under subsection (2) of this section.

(7) The State Fire Marshal shall not enter into a contract with a local government under subsection (6) of this section unless the local government meets the following requirements:

(a) The local government certifies that the revenue from the local hazardous substance fee will be used solely to supplement and not duplicate the State Fire Marshal’s programs under ORS 453.307 (Definitions for ORS 453.307 to 453.414) to 453.414 (Exemption for local government);

(b) The local hazardous substance fee system is structured to be compatible with the fee schedule adopted under subsection (2)(a) of this section;

(c) The local hazardous substance fee system will not raise moneys in excess of that needed to carry out the local government’s supplemental community right to know programs; and

(d) The contract under this section shall include:

(A) Provisions that ensure that the local government pays the portion of the costs that may be attributed to its fee assessment program; and

(B) Conditions that require the local government to bear all costs related to collection of its fee, including but not limited to costs associated with conducting hearings or appeals on the fee.

(8) In addition to collecting the fees due to the State Fire Marshal under this section, the Department of Revenue also may collect the fees authorized for collection under a contract established under subsection (6) of this section. The Department of Revenue shall determine the amount to be distributed to each local government according to fee assessment totals provided by the State Fire Marshal for each local government for whom the State Fire Marshal has contracted to assess a fee. [1989 c.833 §124; 1991 c.804 §2; 2003 c.95 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 453—Hazardous Substances; Radiation Sources, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors453.­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.