2017 ORS 465.550¹
Definitions for ORS 465.550 and 465.555

As used in ORS 465.550 (Definitions for ORS 465.550 and 465.555) and 465.555 (County assessment of effects of major recovery or remedial action at storage or disposal site for chemical agents):

(1) “Chemical agents” means:

(a) Blister agents, such as mustard gas;

(b) Nerve agents, such as sarin and VX;

(c) Residues from demilitarization, treatment and testing of blister agents; and

(d) Residues from demilitarization, treatment and testing of nerve agents.

(2) “Major recovery action” means a recovery action that will take more than one year to complete and that will employ 200 or more individuals.

(3) “Major remedial action” means a remedial action that will take more than one year to complete and that will employ 200 or more individuals.

(4) “Owner” means a person or the State of Oregon, the United States of America or any agency, department or political subdivision thereof that owns, possesses or controls property upon which a remedial or recovery action involving stored chemical agents is conducted.

(5) “Recovery action” means any activity designed to mitigate the effects of an unintended release of chemical agents into the air, water or soil of this state.

(6) “Remedial action” means any activity intended to prevent the release of chemical agents into the air, water or soil of this state. “Remedial action” includes controlled destruction of chemical agents. [1997 c.554 §1]

Note: 465.550 (Definitions for ORS 465.550 and 465.555) and 465.555 (County assessment of effects of major recovery or remedial action at storage or disposal site for chemical agents) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 465 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.