2017 ORS 459.411¹
Policy

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds:

(a) Individuals have limited opportunities to properly manage household hazardous waste;

(b) Businesses that are conditionally exempt small quantity generators of hazardous waste do not have feasible options for the management of hazardous waste; and

(c) The disposal of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators in solid waste disposal sites and sewage facilities presents a potential hazard to the public health and the environment because these sites and facilities may not be designed for the disposal of hazardous waste.

(2) Therefore, the Legislative Assembly declares that it is in the interest of public health, safety and the environment to provide:

(a) Alternatives to disposal of hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators and household hazardous waste at solid waste disposal sites and sewage facilities; and

(b) Information and educational programs about:

(A) Alternatives for the management of household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator hazardous waste;

(B) Methods of reusing and recycling household and conditionally exempt small quantity generator hazardous waste; and

(C) Alternatives to the use of products that lead to the generation of hazardous waste by conditionally exempt small quantity generators and household hazardous waste. [1989 c.833 §69; 1993 c.560 §50]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 459, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459.­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.