2017 ORS 454.660¹
Delegation of variance powers
  • appeal
  • qualification of officers
  • hearing and decision

(1) The Environmental Quality Commission shall delegate on such general conditions as it may find appropriate the power to grant variances to special variance officers appointed by the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality. Decisions of the variance officers to grant variances may be appealed to the Environmental Quality Commission.

(2) Variance officers appointed under this section shall be persons qualified in soil sciences and possessing knowledge of and experience in subsurface sewage disposal methods.

(3) Each request for a variance under ORS 454.657 (Variance from subsurface sewage disposal system rules or standards) shall be heard by the appropriate variance officer in the county within which the parcel of real property described in the variance request is located.

(4) Each request for a variance shall be heard by the appropriate variance officer within 30 days after the date on which a completed application for a variance has been received by the Department of Environmental Quality. A decision shall be made by the variance officer within 45 days after completion of the hearing on the variance request. [1975 c.309 §3]

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.