ORS 468B.180¹
Declaration of ground water management area
  • standards

(1) The Department of Environmental Quality shall declare a ground water management area if, as a result of information provided to the department or from its statewide monitoring and assessment activities under ORS 468B.190 (Ground water monitoring and assessment), the department confirms that, as a result of suspected nonpoint source activities, there is present in the ground water:

(a) Nitrate contaminants at levels greater than 70 percent of the levels established pursuant to ORS 468B.165 (Ground water contaminants); or

(b) Any other contaminants at levels greater than 50 percent of the levels established pursuant to ORS 468B.165 (Ground water contaminants).

(2) A declaration under subsection (1) of this section shall identify the substances detected in the ground water and all ground water aquifers that may be affected.

(3) Before declaring a ground water management area under subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the agency shall have a second laboratory confirm the results that cause the agency to make the declaration. [Formerly 468.698]

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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 468B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano468B.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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