2015 ORS 783.640¹
Reporting of ballast water management

(1) Owners or operators of vessels regulated under ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) must report ballast water management information to the Department of Environmental Quality:

(a) For voyages greater than 24 hours in length, at least 24 hours prior to entering the waters of this state; or

(b) For voyages less than 24 hours in length, prior to departing the port or place of departure.

(2) The department may work with maritime associations and any national ballast information clearinghouse to establish the manner and form of the reporting required under this section.

(3) The department may verify compliance with ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) by:

(a) Relying on tests conducted by the United States Coast Guard or on other tests determined to be appropriate by the department.

(b) Boarding and inspecting vessels regulated under ORS 783.625 (Definitions for ORS 783.625 to 783.640) to 783.640 (Reporting of ballast water management) and collecting samples of ballast water as part of the inspection. [2001 c.722 §4; 2005 c.62 §4; 2009 c.144 §1]

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Notes of Decisions

There is nothing in this chapter which provides for different pro­ce­dures where owners of vessel are named in complaint as well as vessel itself. Paddack v. Rasmussen, 59 Or App 290, 650 P2d 1036 (1982), aff'd 294 Or 599, 660 P2d 677 (1983)

Procedures provided by this chapter meet funda­mental due process require­ments of adequate notice and opportunity to be heard. Rocky B. Fisheries v. North Bend Fabrica­tion & Machines, Inc., 66 Or App 625, 676 P2d 319 (1984), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 783—Liabilities and Offenses Connected With Shipping and Navigation; Shipbreaking; Ballast Water, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors783.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 783, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano783.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.