(1) Prior to conducting an investigation of an animal feeding operation under ORS 468B.217 on the basis of a complaint, the State Department of Agriculture shall:
(a)(A) Require the person making the complaint to specify the complaint in writing; or
(B) Make a detailed written record of the complaint; and
(b) Determine which provision of ORS chapter 468 or 468B, which rule adopted under ORS chapter 468 or 468B or which permit issued under ORS chapter 468 or 468B the operator of the animal feeding operation may have violated.
(2) If, upon investigation under ORS 468B.217 on the basis of a complaint received under subsection (1) of this section, the State Department of Agriculture determines that an animal feeding operation has not violated a provision of ORS chapter 468 or 468B, a rule adopted under ORS chapter 468 or 468B or the conditions of a permit issued under ORS chapter 468 or 468B, and the department has reason to believe that the complaint was groundless and made for the purpose of harassing the operator, the department may refuse to consider future complaints made by the person. [1996 c.5 §6 (enacted in lieu of 468B.224); 2001 c.248 §9]Section: Previous 468B.210 468B.215 468B.217 468B.220 468B.222 468B.223 468B.224 468B.225 468B.226 468B.227 468B.230 468B.300 468B.305 468B.310 468B.315 Next
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