Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.375 - Inspection of facilities and vessels; coordination with State of Washington.

(1) In addition to any other right of access or inspection conferred upon the Department of Environmental Quality by ORS 468B.370, the department may at reasonable times and in a safe manner enter and inspect facilities and tank vessels in order to insure compliance with the provisions of ORS 468B.345 to 468B.415.

(2) The department shall coordinate with the State of Washington in the review of the tank vessel structural integrity inspection programs conducted by the United States Coast Guard and other federal agencies to determine whether the programs as actually operated by the federal agencies adequately protect the navigable waters of the state. If the department determines that tank vessel inspection programs conducted by the federal agencies are not adequate to protect the navigable waters of the state, the department shall establish a state tank vessel inspection program. [1991 c.651 §10]

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