(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that solid waste disposal is a matter of statewide concern. The Legislative Assembly finds that carrying out the provisions of ORS 459.005 to 459.105, 459.205 to 459.385 and 459A.005 to 459A.085 by local government units is a matter of statewide concern. In carrying out the provisions of ORS 459.005 to 459.105, 459.205 to 459.385 and 459A.005 to 459A.085, a local government unit may, as one of its authorized functions, enter into any agreement which the local government unit determines is desirable, for any period of time, with the Department of Environmental Quality, any local government unit or other person:
(a) For joint franchising of service or the franchising or licensing of disposal sites.
(b) For joint preparation or implementation of a solid waste management plan.
(c) For establishment of a joint solid waste management system.
(d) For cooperative establishment, maintenance, operation or use of joint disposal sites, including but not limited to energy and material recovery facilities.
(e) For the employment of persons to operate a site owned or leased by the local government unit.
(f) For promotion and development of markets for energy and material recovery.
(g) For the establishment of landfills including site planning, location, acquisition, development and placing into operation.
(2) Authority granted by ORS 459.005 to 459.105, 459.205 to 459.385 to a local government unit is specific and is in no way intended to restrict the general authority granted under ORS 190.010 to 190.030, 190.110, 203.010 to 203.075, 203.111, 203.145 to 203.810 and ORS chapters 268, 450 and 451 and is in addition to and not in lieu of such authority. [1971 c.648 §14; 1973 c.835 §138; 1975 c.239 §3; 1977 c.95 §6; 1979 c.773 §7; 1993 c.560 §14]Section: Previous 459.049 459.050 459.051 459.053 459.055 459.057 459.060 459.065 459.070 459.075 459.080 459.085 459.095 459.105 459.108 Next
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