Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.162 - Coordination of ground water activities.

(1) The Department of Environmental Quality shall coordinate the following:

(a) Interagency management of ground water as necessary to achieve the goal set forth in ORS 468B.155.

(b) The regulatory activities of any affected state agency responding to the declaration of a ground water management area under ORS 468B.180. As used in this subsection “affected state agency” means any agency having management responsibility for, or regulatory control over the ground water resource of this state or any substance that may contaminate the ground water resource of this state.

(2) The Department of Environmental Quality shall provide staff for project oversight and for those activities authorized under ORS 468B.165 to 468B.188, including scheduling meetings, providing public notice of meetings and other group activities and keeping records of group activities.

(3) In addition to its duties under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall, on or before January 1 of each odd-numbered year, prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly. The report shall include the status of ground water in Oregon, efforts made in the immediately preceding year to protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s ground water resources and grants awarded under ORS 468B.169. [Formerly 536.108; 1999 c.1074 §4]

Note: See note under 468B.150.

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