2017 ORS 468B.125¹
Policy to reduce phosphorous pollution

(1) The Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon finds that:

(a) Phosphorous loading of the waters of the state is a serious pollution problem affecting water quality in some river basins in the state.

(b) Phosphate detergents contribute significant phosphorous loading to the treated waste water released to the surface waters of the state.

(c) When phosphorous loading becomes a serious pollution problem, federal and state water quality standards may require advanced waste water treatment facilities at public expense, in addition to primary and secondary treatment facilities.

(2) Therefore, the Legislative Assembly declares that it is a policy of this state to reduce phosphorous pollution at its source to maintain existing water quality and to enhance cost-effective waste water treatment where phosphorous pollution becomes a serious pollution problem. [1991 c.764 §2]

(formerly 468.700 to 468.778)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State’s authority to prevent or control removal by dredging of a privately owned island in a navigable river, (1972) Vol 36, p 285

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 468B—Water Quality, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors468B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 468B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano468B.­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.