Statewide underground storage tank program
- • federal authorization
- • rules
(1) The Environmental Quality Commission shall adopt a statewide underground storage tank program. Except as otherwise provided in ORS 466.706 (Definitions for ORS 466.706 to 466.882 and 466.994) to 466.882 (Rules) and 466.994 (Civil penalties for violations of underground storage tank regulations), the statewide program shall establish uniform procedures and standards to protect the public health, safety, welfare and the environment from the consequences of a release from an underground storage tank.
(2) The commission and the Department of Environmental Quality shall perform or cause to be performed any act necessary to gain final authorization of a state program for the regulation of underground storage tanks under the provisions of Section 9004 of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, P.L. 94-580 as amended and P.L. 98-616, Section 205 of the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act, P.L. 96-482 as amended and federal regulations and interpretive and guidance documents issued pursuant to P.L. 94-580 as amended, P.L. 98-616 and P.L. 96-482. To gain final authorization, the department shall submit an application for state program approval to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The commission may adopt, amend or repeal any rule necessary to implement ORS 466.706 (Definitions for ORS 466.706 to 466.882 and 466.994) to 466.882 (Rules) and 466.994 (Civil penalties for violations of underground storage tank regulations). [Subsection (1) enacted as 1987 c.539 §6; subsection (2) formerly 468.913; 2001 c.754 §1]
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