Oregon Statutes - Chapter 459 - Solid Waste Management - Section 459.047 - Landfill assistance from department; solid waste disposal site certificate for landfill; effect of issuance.

Upon request by a city or county responsible for implementing a department approved solid waste management plan which identifies a need for a landfill, and subject to policy direction by the Environmental Quality Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality shall:

(1) Assist the local government unit in the establishment of the landfill including assisting in planning, location, acquisition, development and operation of the site.

(2) Locate a site and issue a solid waste disposal permit under ORS 459.205 to 459.385 for a landfill within the boundaries of the requesting local government unit. Subject to the conditions set forth in the permit, any permit for a landfill authorized by the Environmental Quality Commission under this subsection shall bind the state and all counties and cities and political subdivisions in this state as to the approval of the site and the construction and operation of the proposed facility. Affected state agencies, counties, cities and political subdivisions shall issue the appropriate permits, licenses and certificates necessary to construction and operation of the landfill, subject only to condition of the site certificate. Each state or local government agency that issues a permit, license or certificate shall continue to exercise enforcement authority over such permit, license or certificate. [1979 c.773 §3; 1993 c.560 §8]

Note: Operation of the amendments to 459.047 by section 10, chapter 516, Oregon Laws 2001, is dependent upon further approval by the Legislative Assembly. See section 11, chapter 516, Oregon Laws 2001. The text that is operative after that approval is set forth for the userís convenience.

459.047. Upon request by a city or county responsible for implementing a department approved solid waste management plan which identifies a need for a landfill, and subject to policy direction by the Environmental Quality Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality shall:

(1) Assist the local government unit in the establishment of the landfill including assisting in planning, location, acquisition, development and operation of the site.

(2) Locate a site and issue a solid waste disposal permit under ORS 459.205 to 459.385 for a landfill within the boundaries of the requesting local government unit. Subject to the conditions set forth in the permit and except for permit decisions delegated by the federal government to the Department of State Lands, any permit for a landfill authorized by the Environmental Quality Commission under this subsection shall bind the state and all counties and cities and political subdivisions in this state as to the approval of the site and the construction and operation of the proposed facility. Except for those statutes and rules for which compliance decisions have been delegated by the federal government to the Department of State Lands, all affected state agencies, counties, cities and political subdivisions shall issue the appropriate permits, licenses and certificates necessary to construction and operation of the landfill, subject only to condition of the site certificate. Each state or local government agency that issues a permit, license or certificate shall continue to exercise enforcement authority over such permit, license or certificate.

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