2017 ORS 468B.225¹
Prerequisite for investigation
  • written complaint
  • security deposit

(1) Prior to conducting an investigation of an animal feeding operation under ORS 468B.217 (Memorandum of understanding with Department of Agriculture) on the basis of a complaint, the State Department of Agriculture shall:

(a)(A) Require the person making the complaint to specify the complaint in writing; or

(B) Make a detailed written record of the complaint; and

(b) Determine which provision of ORS chapter 468 or 468B, which rule adopted under ORS chapter 468 or 468B or which permit issued under ORS chapter 468 or 468B the operator of the animal feeding operation may have violated.

(2) If, upon investigation under ORS 468B.217 (Memorandum of understanding with Department of Agriculture) on the basis of a complaint received under subsection (1) of this section, the State Department of Agriculture determines that an animal feeding operation has not violated a provision of ORS chapter 468 or 468B, a rule adopted under ORS chapter 468 or 468B or the conditions of a permit issued under ORS chapter 468 or 468B, and the department has reason to believe that the complaint was groundless and made for the purpose of harassing the operator, the department may refuse to consider future complaints made by the person. [1996 c.5 §6 (enacted in lieu of 468B.224); 2001 c.248 §9]

(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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