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Oregon Statutes - Chapter 465 - Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I - Section 465.507 - Dry cleaning advisory group.

(1) The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall appoint an advisory group comprised of members representing a balance of at least the following interests:

(a) Dry cleaning operators;

(b) Dry cleaning owners;

(c) Dry cleaning industry members other than owners and operators;

(d) Citizens;

(e) Environmental organizations; and

(f) Local governments.

(2) The advisory group shall meet periodically to review and advise the Department of Environmental Quality regarding:

(a) Methods and standards for removal and remedial actions as applied by the department at dry cleaning facilities;

(b) Waste minimization rules, guidelines and requirements as applied to dry cleaning facilities, including new technologies and industry practices;

(c) The departmentís use of the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account, including use at multiple-source sites;

(d) The adequacy of revenue generated by fees assessed under ORS 465.517, 465.520 and 465.523 for meeting the costs of removal and remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities; and

(e) Any other matters pertinent to the purposes of ORS 465.200 and 465.500 to 465.545.

(3) The advisory group shall develop goals for the department that relate to the cleanup of contamination resulting from dry cleaning facilities. In developing the goals, the group may review and monitor the administrative costs of the department for implementing ORS 465.500 to 465.545 and shall include recommendations for:

(a) Reducing administrative costs;

(b) Prioritizing dry cleaning facilities that have confirmed releases for removal or remedial action;

(c) Determining and limiting the ultimate cost of removal or remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities paid from the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account; and

(d) Determining the ultimate cost of future liability to the state for removal or remedial actions at dry cleaning facilities not covered by the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Account. [1995 c.427 §6; 1999 c.59 §133; 2001 c.495 §4; 2003 c.407 §3]

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