2017 ORS 454.665¹
Inspection of completed construction
  • certificate of satisfactory completion
  • appeal from denial or revocation of certificate

(1) Upon completing the construction for which a permit has been issued under ORS 454.655 (Permit required for construction), the permit holder shall notify the Department of Environmental Quality. The department may at its own election inspect the construction to determine if it complies with the rules of the Environmental Quality Commission. For that construction inspected by the department, the department shall issue a certificate of satisfactory completion to the permit holder unless the construction does not comply with such rules. If the construction does not comply with such rules, the department shall notify the permit holder and shall require satisfactory completion before issuing the certificate. Failure to meet the requirements for satisfactory completion within a reasonable time constitutes a violation of ORS 454.605 (Definitions for ORS 454.605 to 454.755) to 454.755 (Fees for certain reports on sewage disposal).

(2) If the inspection authorized under subsection (1) of this section is not made within seven days after notification by the permit holder, a certificate of satisfactory completion shall be considered to have been issued. When feasible the department shall notify the party whose work is to be inspected, whether the department will be able to make such inspection within the seven-day requirement of this subsection.

(3) No person shall operate or use any subsurface sewage disposal system, alternative sewage disposal system or part thereof unless a certificate of satisfactory completion has been issued for the construction for which a permit was issued under ORS 454.655 (Permit required for construction).

(4) Whenever the department finds cause to revoke or refuses to issue a certificate of satisfactory completion pursuant to this section, the permit holder may appeal the decision in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183. [1973 c.835 §214; 1975 c.167 §6; 1979 c.169 §1; 1999 c.551 §8]

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).
 
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