2017 ORS 468B.162¹
Coordination of ground water activities

(1) The Department of Environmental Quality shall coordinate the following:

(a) Interagency management of ground water as necessary to achieve the goal set forth in ORS 468B.155 (State goal to prevent ground water contamination).

(b) The regulatory activities of any affected state agency responding to the declaration of a ground water management area under ORS 468B.180 (Declaration of ground water management area). As used in this subsection “affected state agency” means any agency having management responsibility for, or regulatory control over the ground water resource of this state or any substance that may contaminate the ground water resource of this state.

(2) The Department of Environmental Quality shall provide staff for project oversight and for those activities authorized under ORS 468B.165 (Ground water contaminants) to 468B.188 (Repeal of declaration of ground water management area), including scheduling meetings, providing public notice of meetings and other group activities and keeping records of group activities.

(3) In addition to its duties under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall, on or before January 1 of each odd-numbered year, prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly. The report shall include the status of ground water in Oregon, efforts made in the immediately preceding year to protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s ground water resources and grants awarded under ORS 468B.169 (Requests for funding, advice or assistance for ground water projects). [Formerly 536.108; 1999 c.1074 §4]

Note: See note under 468B.150 (Definitions for ORS 468B.150 to 468B.190).

(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).
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