Oregon Statutes - Chapter 459 - Solid Waste Management - Section 459.415 - Department approval for collection activity required; written proposal.

(1) Before any local government operates a permanent collection depot or periodic collection events for household hazardous waste or hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators, the local government shall receive written approval from the Department of Environmental Quality.

(2) In requesting written approval from the department, a local government unit proposing to operate a permanent collection depot or periodic collection events shall submit a detailed proposal. The proposal shall include at least the following information:

(a) Measures to be taken to insure safety of the public and employees or volunteers working at the collection site;

(b) Measures to be taken to prevent spills or releases of hazardous waste and a plan to respond to a spill or release if one occurs;

(c) A copy of the request for proposals for a contractor to properly manage and recycle or dispose of the waste collected in a manner consistent with the rules of the Environmental Quality Commission for hazardous waste collection, storage, transportation and disposal; and

(d) Measures to be implemented to insure no waste is accepted from generators of hazardous waste subject to regulation under ORS 466.005 to 466.385 unless the intent is to specifically collect such waste.

(3) The department may request additional information about the proposed program from the local government unit. The department shall not approve a program unless the program provides adequate provisions to protect the public health, safety and the environment. [1989 c.833 §75; 1993 c.560 §52]

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