Oregon Statutes - Chapter 465 - Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I - Section 465.245 - Preliminary assessment of potential facility.

When the Department of Environmental Quality receives information about a release or a threat of release from a potential facility, the department shall evaluate the information and document its conclusions and may approve or conduct a preliminary assessment. However, if the department determines there is a significant threat to present or future public health, safety, welfare or the environment, the department shall approve or conduct a preliminary assessment according to rules of the Environmental Quality Commission. The preliminary assessment shall be conducted as expeditiously as possible within the budgetary constraints of the department. [Formerly 466.563]

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