2015 ORS 459.265¹
Hearings
  • appeal

(1) The Environmental Quality Commission may on its own motion or upon the request of the Department of Environmental Quality, and shall upon application of any person entitled to appeal, fix a time and place for a public hearing on any action of the department or commission

ordering, or approving action resulting in, the closure or curtailment of use of a disposal site.

(2) In making its determination upon appeal from the action of a local government unit or the department, which action would result in the closure or curtailment of the use of a disposal site, the commission shall consider and make findings with respect to:

(a) The nature and magnitude of the problems created by the site or its operation.

(b) The applicable solid waste management plan.

(c) The existence or threat of air or water pollution.

(d) The need for the particular disposal site and alternative methods of disposal or alternate disposal sites.

(e) The costs, funds available to meet the costs and the minimum time required for a change in disposal method or disposal site.

(3) In making its determination under subsection (2) of this section with respect to a disposal site owned or operated by a local government unit, and prior to ordering closure or curtailment of use of the site, the commission shall make a finding as to whether there is an alternative method of disposal or an alternate disposal site. [1971 c.648 §12; 1973 c.835 §144; 1993 c.560 §30]

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to consider wa­ter pollu­tion statutes in ORS chapter 468 while acting on solid waste disposal permit applica­tion. Land Reclama­tion, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 459

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of depart­ment to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Environ­mental Quality Commission and Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate disposi­tion of food processing byproducts determined to be solid waste, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 459 (1979)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459—Solid Waste Management, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors459.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 459, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.