Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.325 - Director’s right of entry in response to oil spill; state liability for damages.

(1) The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality shall have the power to enter upon any public or private property, premises or place for the purpose of controlling, collecting, removing, treating, containing or dispersing oil which reasonably appears to the director to threaten imminent and unlawful entry into the waters of the state, when the person responsible for an oil spill or an owner of property on which oil has been spilled fails to act to restrain or to remove the oil.

(2) Damages, other than those caused by the oil spill, suffered from the actions of the director pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be the responsibility of the state. [Formerly 468.802]

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