Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.705 - Definitions for ORS 431.705 to 431.760.

As used in ORS 431.705 to 431.760, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Affected territory” means an area that is the subject of a proceedings under ORS 431.705 to 431.760 where there is a danger to public health or an alleged danger to public health.

(2) “Boundary commission” means a local government boundary commission created under ORS 199.410 to 199.430, 199.435 to 199.464, 199.480 to 199.505 and 199.510.

(3) “Commission” means the Environmental Quality Commission.

(4) “Danger to public health” means a condition which is conducive to the propagation of communicable or contagious disease-producing organisms and which presents a reasonably clear possibility that the public generally is being exposed to disease-caused physical suffering or illness, including a condition such as:

(a) Impure or inadequate domestic water.

(b) Inadequate installations for the disposal or treatment of sewage, garbage or other contaminated or putrefying waste.

(c) Inadequate improvements for drainage of surface water and other fluid substances.

(5) “Department” means the Department of Human Services.

(6) “Director” means the Director of Human Services.

(7) “District” means any one of the following:

(a) A metropolitan service district formed under ORS chapter 268.

(b) A county service district formed under ORS chapter 451.

(c) A sanitary district formed under ORS 450.005 to 450.245.

(d) A sanitary authority, water authority or joint water and sanitary authority formed under ORS 450.600 to 450.989.

(e) A domestic water supply district formed under ORS chapter 264.

(8) “Requesting body” means the county court, or local or district board of health that makes a request under ORS 431.715.

(9) “Service facilities” means water or sewer installations or works. [1973 c.361 §1; 1975 c.266 §1; 1981 c.452 §1; 1993 c.577 §20; 2001 c.900 §151]

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