(1) In addition to any other authority granted by law, the Department of Environmental Quality may:
(a) Undertake independently, in cooperation with others or by contract, investigations, studies, sampling, monitoring, assessments, surveying, testing, analyzing, planning, inspecting, training, engineering, design, construction, operation, maintenance and any other activity necessary to conduct removal or remedial action and to carry out the provisions of ORS 465.200 to 465.545 and 465.900; and
(b) Recover the state’s remedial action costs.
(2) The Environmental Quality Commission and the department may participate in or conduct activities pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, P.L. 96-510 and P.L. 99-499, and the corrective action provisions of Subtitle I of the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, P.L. 96-482 and P.L. 98-616. Such participation may include, but need not be limited to, entering into a cooperative agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
(3) Nothing in ORS 465.200 to 465.545 and 465.900 shall restrict the State of Oregon from participating in or conducting activities pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, P.L. 96-510 and P.L. 99-499. [Formerly 466.550]Section: Previous 465.150 465.155 465.160 465.170 465.180 465.200 465.205 465.210 465.215 465.220 465.225 465.230 465.235 465.240 465.245 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008