(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:
(a) The planning, location, acquisition, development and operation of landfills is a matter of statewide concern.
(b) Local government units have the primary responsibility for planning for solid waste management.
(c) Where the solid waste management plan of a local government unit has identified a need for a landfill, the state has a responsibility to assist local government and private persons in establishing such a site.
(2) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that any action taken by the Environmental Quality Commission to establish a landfill under ORS 459.049 be recognized as an extraordinary measure that should be exercised only in the closest cooperation with local government units that have jurisdiction over the area affected by the proposed establishment of a landfill. [1979 c.773 §2; 1993 c.560 §4]Section: Previous 459.005 459.010 459.015 459.017 459.020 459.025 459.030 459.035 459.040 459.045 459.046 459.047 459.049 459.050 459.051 Next
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