2015 ORS § 783.638¹
Ballast Water Fund
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(1) The Ballast Water Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Ballast Water Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Environmental Quality to:

(a) Monitor vessels regulated under ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management);

(b) Screen ballast water management information reported to the department under ORS 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management);

(c) Inspect vessels and collect samples of ballast water pursuant to ORS 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management);

(d) Conduct ballast water management policy development and coordination;

(e) Coordinate with other state agencies, agencies of other states and federal agencies on issues related to ballast water management;

(f) Respond to emergencies regarding aquatic invasive species that may have resulted from the discharge of ballast water; and

(g) Provide outreach and consultation expertise to maritime industry stakeholders regarding:

(A) Best practices related to ballast water management.

(B) Standards and procedures adopted by rule by the Environmental Quality Commission under ORS 783.635 (Discharge of ballast water prohibited).

(2) The fund established by subsection (1) of this section shall consist of:

(a) Fees collected pursuant to ORS 783.636 (Fees).

(b) Late charges collected pursuant to ORS 783.637 (Late charges). [2011 c.321 §5]