2017 ORS 468.503¹
Purpose of Green Permits

The purpose of ORS 468.501 (Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521) to 468.521 (Recovery of costs of agency in developing, negotiating and publicizing Green Permit) is to authorize:

(1) The issuance of Green Permits to persons regulated under the environmental laws of the State of Oregon.

(2) The Environmental Quality Commission to develop Green Permit criteria that will result in the use of innovative environmental approaches or strategies not otherwise recognized or allowed under existing regulations, to achieve environmental results that are significantly better than otherwise required by law.

(3) An agency to provide or, where necessary, to seek exemptions or waivers from regulatory requirements as considered necessary to implement the provisions of ORS 468.501 (Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521) to 468.521 (Recovery of costs of agency in developing, negotiating and publicizing Green Permit).

(4) An agency to encourage applications for Green Permits that promote pollution prevention, source reduction, more efficient use of natural resources, improvements in technology or practices, utilization of environmental management systems and creation of public and private entity partnerships that can achieve environmental results that are significantly better overall than otherwise required by law. [1997 c.553 §1]

Note: See note under 468.501 (Definitions for ORS 468.501 to 468.521).

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.