(1) Notwithstanding the totals established in ORS 459.236, the Environmental Quality Commission by rule may increase the total amount to be collected annually as a fee and deposited into the Orphan Site Account under ORS 459.236. The commission shall approve an increase if the commission determines:
(a) Existing fees being deposited into the Orphan Site Account are not sufficient to pay debt service on bonds sold to pay for removal or remedial actions at sites where the Department of Environmental Quality determines the responsible party is unknown or is unwilling or unable to undertake all required removal or remedial action; or
(b) Revenues from the sale of bonds cannot be used to pay for activities related to removal or remedial action, and existing fees being deposited into the Orphan Site Account are not sufficient to pay for these activities.
(2) The increased amount approved by the commission under subsection (1) of this section:
(a) Shall be no greater than the amount needed to pay anticipated costs specifically identified by the Department of Environmental Quality at sites where the department determines the responsible party is unknown, unwilling or unable to undertake all required removal or remedial action; and
(b) Shall be subject to prior approval by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and a report to the Emergency Board prior to adopting the fees and shall be within the budget authorized by the Legislative Assembly as that budget may be modified by the Emergency Board during the interim period between sessions. [1993 c.707 §7 (enacted in lieu of 465.385); 1999 c.534 §2; 2007 c.71 §146]Section: Previous 465.340 465.375 465.376 465.378 465.380 465.381 465.385 465.386 465.390 465.391 465.400 465.405 465.410 465.420 465.425 Next
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