2017 ORS 465.245¹
Preliminary assessment of potential facility

When the Department of Environmental Quality receives information about a release or a threat of release from a potential facility, the department shall evaluate the information and document its conclusions and may approve or conduct a preliminary assessment. However, if the department determines there is a significant threat to present or future public health, safety, welfare or the environment, the department shall approve or conduct a preliminary assessment according to rules of the Environmental Quality Commission. The preliminary assessment shall be conducted as expeditiously as possible within the budgetary constraints of the department. [Formerly 466.563]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 465—Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors465.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.