2015 ORS 467.131¹
Exemption from civil or criminal liability based on noise or noise pollution from shooting range

Any owner, operator or lessee of a rifle, pistol, silhouette, skeet, trap, blackpowder or other shooting range in this state shall be immune from civil or criminal liability based upon an allegation of noise or noise pollution so long as:

(1) The allegation results from the normal and accepted activity on the shooting range;

(2) The owner, operator or lessee complied with any applicable noise control law or ordinance existing at the time construction of the shooting range began or no noise control law or ordinance was then existing; and

(3) The allegation results from activity on the shooting range occurring between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. or conducted for law enforcement training purposes. [1996 c.8 §6 (enacted in lieu of 467.130)]

Note: 467.131 (Exemption from civil or criminal liability based on noise or noise pollution from shooting range) to 467.138 (Limitation on law enforcement training exemption for shooting range) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 467 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 467

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State antipollu­tion regula­tions applicable to mining activities in wilderness areas in na­tional parks, (1972) Vol 35, p 1042; power of depart­ment to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 205, 206 (1974)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 467—Noise Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors467.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 467, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano467.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.