2017 ORS 468.153¹
Legislative findings and declarations

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that the concept of environmental responsibility has matured beyond basic compliance with regulatory requirements to one in which citizens and businesses voluntarily implement innovative solutions to achieve shared environmental goals.

(2) The Legislative Assembly declares that a pollution control tax credit that shifts the majority of the incentive away from compensation for basic regulatory compliance and toward encouraging voluntary investment is an effective way to achieve environmental goals.

(3) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of this state to promote sustainability and provide incentives for the voluntary prevention, elimination, reduction or control of air pollution, water pollution, solid waste and hazardous waste through the voluntary application of innovative solutions to achieve the environmental goals of this state.

(4) The Legislative Assembly declares it to be the policy of this state to promote social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability by providing incentives to individuals and businesses that support social, economic and environmental sustainability goals. [2001 c.928 §9]

Note: 468.153 (Legislative findings and declarations) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 468 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 468

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 449 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to consider statutory pro­vi­sions of this chapter while acting on solid waste disposal permit applica­tion under ORS 459.205 (Permit required) to 459.265 (Hearings). Land Reclama­tion, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of depart­ment to review engineering data and design of wigwam waste burner or of air pollu­tion control equip­ment, or to prohibit construc­tion or installa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 917; 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; authority of Environ­mental Quality Commission and Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate disposi­tion of food processing byproducts to prevent air or wa­ter pollu­tion, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 339 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468—Environmental Quality Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors468.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 468, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano468.­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.