Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.135 - Exemptions.

ORS 468B.130 (1) and (2) do not apply to any cleaning agent:

(1) Used in dairy, beverage or food processing equipment;

(2) Used as an industrial sanitizer, brightener, acid cleaner or metal conditioner, including phosphoric acid products or trisodium phosphate;

(3) Used in hospitals, veterinary hospitals or clinics or health care facilities;

(4) Used in agricultural production and the production of electronic components;

(5) Used in a commercial laundry for laundry services provided to a hospital, veterinary hospital or clinic or health care facility;

(6) Used by industry for metal cleaning or conditioning;

(7) Manufactured, stored or distributed for use or sale outside Oregon;

(8) Used in any laboratory, including a biological laboratory, research facility, chemical, electronic or engineering laboratory;

(9) Used for cleaning hard surfaces, including household cleansers for windows, sinks, counters, stoves, tubs or other food preparation surfaces and plumbing fixtures;

(10) Used as a water softening chemical, antiscale chemical or corrosion inhibitor intended for use in closed systems, including but not limited to boilers, air conditioners, cooling towers or hot water systems; and

(11) For which the Department of Environmental Quality determines that the prohibition under ORS 468B.130 (1) and (2) will either:

(a) Create a significant hardship on the user; or

(b) Be unreasonable because of the lack of an adequate substitute cleaning agent. [1991 c.764 §5]

(Persistent Pollutants)

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