2017 ORS 468A.050¹
Classification of air contamination sources
  • registration and reporting of sources
  • rules
  • fees

(1) By rule the Environmental Quality Commission may classify air contamination sources according to levels and types of emissions and other characteristics which cause or tend to cause or contribute to air pollution and may require registration or reporting or both for any such class or classes.

(2) Any person in control of an air contamination source of any class for which registration and reporting is required under subsection (1) of this section shall register with the Department of Environmental Quality and make reports containing such information as the commission by rule may require concerning location, size and height of air contaminant outlets, processes employed, fuels used and the amounts, nature and duration of air contaminant emissions and such other information as is relevant to air pollution.

(3) By rule the commission may establish a schedule of fees for the registration of any class of air contamination sources classified pursuant to subsection (1) of this section for which a person is required to obtain a permit under ORS 468A.040 (Permits) or 468A.155 (Rules authorizing regional permit programs) but chooses instead to register if allowed by the commission by rule. The commission shall base the fees on the anticipated cost of developing and implementing programs related to the different classes, including but not limited to the cost of processing registrations, compliance inspections and enforcement. A registration must be accompanied by any fee specified by the commission by rule, and a subsequent annual registration fee is payable as prescribed by rule of the commission.

(4)(a) By rule the commission may establish a schedule of fees for reporting of any class of air contamination sources classified pursuant to subsection (1) of this section for which a person is required to obtain permits under ORS 468A.040 (Permits) or 468A.155 (Rules authorizing regional permit programs) or is subject to the federal operating permit program pursuant to ORS 468A.310 (Federal operating permit program approval).

(b) Before establishing fees pursuant to this subsection, the commission shall consider the total fees for each class of sources subject to reporting under this subsection and for which permits are required under ORS 468A.040 (Permits) or 468A.155 (Rules authorizing regional permit programs) or the federal operating permit program under ORS 468A.315 (Emission fees for major sources).

(c) The commission shall limit the fees established under this subsection to the anticipated cost of developing and implementing reporting programs. Any fees collected under this subsection for any air contamination source issued a permit under ORS 468A.040 (Permits) or 468A.155 (Rules authorizing regional permit programs) or sources subject to the federal operating permit program under ORS 468A.310 (Federal operating permit program approval) must be collected as part of the fee for that specific permit. [Formerly 449.707 and then 468.320; 2009 c.389 §1]

(formerly 468.360 to 468.405)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468A—Air Quality, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors468A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 468A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano468A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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