Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.035 - Implementation of Federal Water Pollution Control Act; rules.

(1) The Environmental Quality Commission may perform or cause to be performed any acts necessary to be performed by the state to implement within the jurisdiction of the state the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, P.L. 92-500, as amended, and federal regulations or guidelines issued pursuant to the Act. The commission may adopt, modify or repeal rules, pursuant to ORS chapter 183, for the administration and implementation of this subsection.

(2) The State Department of Agriculture may perform or cause to be performed any acts necessary to be performed by the state to implement the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, P.L. 92-500, as amended, and any federal regulations or guidelines issued pursuant to the Act, relating to the control and prevention of water pollution from livestock and other animal-based agricultural operations. The department may adopt rules pursuant to ORS chapter 183 for the administration and implementation of this subsection. [Formerly 468.730; 2001 c.248 §3]

Note: Sections 5 and 6, chapter 523, Oregon Laws 2005, provide:

Sec. 5. On or before January 31 of each year, the Department of Environmental Quality shall report to the Environmental Quality Commission and to an appropriate committee of the Legislative Assembly on the departmentís efforts in administering a watershed approach toward water pollution control permitting. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, information that indicates:

(1) Whether the department is issuing permits on a watershed basis.

(2) The level of permit backlog, if any.

(3) The time frame that the department took to apply general permit coverage to applicants.

(4) The timeliness of the review and tracking of discharge monitoring reports.

(5) The timeliness of the issuance of permit noncompliance notifications. [2005 c.523 §5]

Sec. 6. Section 5 of this 2005 Act is repealed on January 2, 2010. [2005 c.523 §6]

(Surface Water)

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