2015 ORS 468B.175¹
Declaration of area of ground water concern

(1) If, as a result of its statewide monitoring and assessment activities under ORS 468B.190 (Ground water monitoring and assessment), the Department of Environmental Quality confirms the presence in ground water of contaminants suspected to be the result, at least in part, of nonpoint source activities, the department shall declare an area of ground water concern. The declaration shall identify the substances confirmed to be in the ground water and all ground water aquifers that may be affected.

(2) Before declaring an area of ground water concern, the agency making the declaration shall have a laboratory confirm the results that would cause the agency to make the declaration. [Formerly 468.696]

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

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.
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