(1) If the disposal site meets the requirements of ORS 459.005 to 459.105 and 459.205 to 459.385 and rules of the Environmental Quality Commission adopted pursuant thereto, the Department of Environmental Quality shall issue the permit. Every completed application shall be approved or disapproved within 60 days after its receipt by the department. Except as provided in ORS 459.055 or for a permit issued under the process set forth in ORS 517.952 to 517.989, if the department fails to act within the time allowed, the application shall be considered approved unless an extension of time is granted by the commission on a showing of good cause by the department.
(2) Disposal site permits shall be issued for a period not to exceed 10 years, to be determined by the department and specified in the permit.
(3) Subject to the provisions of ORS chapter 183, the department may refuse to renew a permit unless the disposal site meets the requirements of subsection (1) of this section.
(4) The department may, consistent with applicable federal law, authorize in a disposal site permit the addition at a disposal site of liquid waste or water in a controlled fashion to enhance the decomposition of solid waste if the disposal site otherwise meets the requirements of ORS 459.005 to 459.105 and 459.205 to 459.385 and rules of the commission adopted pursuant thereto. For purposes of this subsection, “liquid waste” means any waste that, by using a paint filter liquids test method adopted by the commission, is determined to contain free liquids. [1971 c.648 §10; 1973 c.835 §142; 1979 c.773 §8; 1991 c.735 §26; 1993 c.560 §26; 2003 c.649 §2]Section: Previous 459.215 459.220 459.225 459.230 459.235 459.236 459.240 459.245 459.247 459.248 459.250 459.255 459.265 459.268 459.270 Next
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