2015 ORS § 468B.053¹

Alternatives to obtaining water quality permit
  • rules

In lieu of a permit required under ORS 468B.025 (Prohibited activities) or 468B.050 (Water quality permit), the Environmental Quality Commission by rule may:

(1) Exempt de minimis discharges from permit requirements.

(2) Exempt from permit requirements subsurface injection of fluids that are authorized under the underground injection control program of the Department of Environmental Quality pursuant to ORS 468B.195 (Underground injection control program of federal Safe Drinking Water Act).

(3) Establish performance-based criteria for exempt operations and discharges.

(4) Require an operator or person discharging waste exempt under subsection (1) of this section to:

(a) Comply with the criteria established under subsection (3) of this section; and

(b) Monitor performance and certify and report the results to the Department of Environmental Quality. [1997 c.286 §2; 2007 c.297 §5]

Note: 468B.053 (Alternatives to obtaining water quality permit) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 468B by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468B—Water Quality, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors468B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.