2017 ORS 466.610¹
Department authority relating to cleanup of oil or hazardous material

Subject to policy direction by the Environmental Quality Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality may:

(1) Conduct and prepare independently or in cooperation with others, studies, investigations, research and programs pertaining to the containment, collection, removal or cleanup of oil and hazardous material.

(2) Advise, consult, participate and cooperate with other agencies of the state, political subdivisions, other states or the federal government, in respect to any proceedings and all matters pertaining to responses, remedial actions or cleanup of oil and hazardous material and financing of cleanup costs, including radioactive waste, materials and substances otherwise subject to ORS chapters 453 and 469.

(3) Employ personnel, including specialists and consultants, purchase materials and supplies and enter into contracts with public and private parties necessary to carry out the provisions of ORS 466.605 (Definitions for ORS 466.605 to 466.680) to 466.680 (Responsibility for expenses of cleanup), 466.990 (Civil penalties generally) (3) and (4) and 466.995 (Criminal penalties) (2).

(4) Conduct and supervise educational programs about oil and hazardous material, including the preparation and distribution of information regarding the containment, collection, removal or cleanup of oil and hazardous material.

(5) Provide advisory technical consultation and services to units of local government and to state agencies.

(6) Develop and conduct demonstration programs in cooperation with units of local government.

(7) Perform all other acts necessary to carry out the duties, powers and responsibilities of the department under ORS 466.605 (Definitions for ORS 466.605 to 466.680) to 466.680 (Responsibility for expenses of cleanup), 466.990 (Civil penalties generally) (3) and (4) and 466.995 (Criminal penalties) (2). [1985 c.733 §2; 1993 c.422 §29; 1999 c.849 §§99,100; 2003 c.75 §41]

Chapter 466

Law Review Cita­tions

29 WLR 297 (1993)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 466—Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Ii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors466.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 466, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano466.­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.