(1) Whenever the Director of Human Services or a designated representative finds or has probable cause to believe that any hazardous household substance is misbranded, or is a banned hazardous substance, the director or designated representative shall affix to such article a tag or other appropriate marking, giving notice that such article is or is suspected of being misbranded or is a banned hazardous substance, and has been detained or embargoed, and warning all persons not to remove or dispose of such article by sale or otherwise until permission for removal or disposal is given by such agent or the court.
(2) When an article detained or embargoed under subsection (1) of this section has been found to be misbranded or a banned hazardous substance, the director shall petition the circuit court of the county within which the article is detained or embargoed for a label of condemnation of such article. However, if the director or a designated representative finds that an article so detained or embargoed is not misbranded or a banned hazardous substance, the director or designated representative shall remove the tag or other marking.
(3) If the court finds that a detained or embargoed article is misbranded or a banned hazardous substance, after entry of the judgment, the article shall be destroyed at the expense of the owner or claimant thereof, under supervision of the director or a designated representative, and all court costs and fees, and storage and other proper expenses, shall be taxed against the owner or claimant of such article or the owner or claimant agent. However, when the misbranding can be corrected by proper labeling of the article, after entry of the judgment and after such costs, fees, and expenses have been paid and a good and sufficient bond or irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008, conditioned that such article shall be so labeled, has been executed, the court may order that such article be delivered to the owner or claimant thereof for such labeling under the supervision of an agent of the director. The expense of such supervision shall be paid by claimant. The article shall be returned to the claimant on the representation to the court by the director that the article is no longer in violation of ORS 453.005 to 453.135 and 453.990 (2), and that the expenses of such supervision have been paid. [1971 c.409 §8; 1991 c.331 §64; 1997 c.631 §474; 2003 c.576 §458]Section: Previous 453.030 453.035 453.040 453.045 453.050 453.055 453.060 453.065 453.070 453.075 453.080 453.085 453.090 453.095 453.100 Next
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