Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.315 - Duty to collect and remove oil; dispersal of oil.

(1) In addition to any other liability or penalty imposed by law, it shall be the obligation of any person owning or having control over oil which enters the waters of the state in violation of ORS 468B.305 to collect and remove the oil immediately.

(2) If it is not feasible to collect and remove the oil, the person shall take all practicable actions to contain, treat and disperse the oil.

(3) The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall prohibit or restrict the use of any chemicals or other dispersant or treatment materials proposed for use under this section whenever it appears to the director that use thereof would be detrimental to the public interest. [Formerly 449.161 and then 468.795]

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