2017 ORS 454.365¹
Safety net program to provide financial relief

(1) Any municipality providing sewage collection, treatment and disposal services within an affected area shall approve and adopt a safety net program designed to provide financial relief to eligible property owners who would experience extreme financial hardship if required to pay costs associated with the construction of and connection to treatment works.

(2) A safety net program adopted under subsection (1) of this section:

(a) May include funds provided pursuant to ORS 454.430 (Definitions for ORS 454.430 to 454.445) to 454.445 (Lien against assessed property) and 468.220 (Department to administer fund).

(b) May include, at the option of a municipality, funds contributed by the municipality. However, a municipality shall not be required to contribute such additional funds. [1987 c.627 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Acts of Environ­mental Quality Commission and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in adopting order and resolu­tions under these sec­tions were administrative, not legislative, acts, and voters were not entitled to right of initiative and referendum. United Citizens v. Oregon Environ­mental Quality Commission, 104 Or App 51, 799 P2d 665 (1990), Sup Ct review denied

Environ­mental Quality Commission order that considered need for voter approval in assessing economical alternatives to pro­ceed­ing under these sec­tions was not a de facto administrative rule and was not otherwise unlawful. United Citizens v. Environ­mental Quality Commission, 104 Or App 51, 799 P2d 665 (1990), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 454

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 454—Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors454.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 454, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano454.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.