Oregon Statutes - Chapter 453 - Hazardous Substances; Radiation Sources - Section 453.095 - Rules; determination of combustibility, flammability; designating strong sensitizers.

(1) The authority to adopt rules for the administration and enforcement of ORS 453.005 to 453.135 and 453.990 (2) is vested in the Director of Human Services pursuant to ORS chapter 183.

(2) The director shall cause the rules adopted under ORS 453.005 to 453.135 and 453.990 (2) to be no less strict than rules established pursuant to the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

(3) The combustibility, and extreme flammability of solids and of the contents of self-pressurized containers shall be determined by methods found by the director to be generally applicable to such materials or containers, respectively, and established by the director.

(4) Before designating any substance as a strong sensitizer, the director, upon consideration of the frequency of occurrence and severity of the reaction, shall find that the substance has a significant potential for causing hypersensitivity. [1971 c.409 §10]

Note: Sections 4 and 6, chapter 496, Oregon Laws 2005, provide:

Sec. 4. (1) The Department of Human Services shall submit a report in January of each even-numbered year to the appropriate interim committee with jurisdiction over natural resources matters. The report shall include:

(a) A summary review of relevant new studies on decabrominated diphenyl ether and recent findings and rulings by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union; and

(b) Recommendations regarding the disposal of products containing pentabrominated diphenyl ether or octabrominated diphenyl ether.

(2) The Department of Human Services shall make the report required in subsection (1) of this section available to the public and shall request public comment for a period of at least 30 days prior to submitting the report to the appropriate interim committee. Public comments received by the department shall be submitted to the interim committee with the report. [2005 c.496 §4]

Sec. 6. Section 4 of this 2005 Act is repealed on December 31, 2008. [2005 c.496 §6]

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