ORS 475.475¹
Department record of costs
  • collection of costs

(1) The Department of Environmental Quality shall keep a record of the state’s cleanup costs.

(2) Based on the record compiled by the department under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall require any person liable under ORS 475.435 (Authority of director) or 475.455 (Liability of certain persons for cleanup costs) to pay the amount of the state’s cleanup costs and, if applicable, punitive damages.

(3) If the state’s cleanup costs and punitive damages are not paid by the liable person to the department within 45 days after receipt of notice that such costs and damages are due and owing, the Attorney General, at the request of the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, shall bring an action in the name of the State of Oregon in a court of competent jurisdiction to recover the amount owed, plus reasonable legal expenses.

(4) All moneys received by the department under this section shall be deposited in the Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund established under ORS 475.495 (Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund). [1987 c.699 §7]

Chapter 475

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 561 (1972); 69 OLR 171 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475—Controlled Substances; Illegal Drug Cleanup; Miscellaneous Drugs; Paraphernalia; Precursors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 475, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano475.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information