(1) The State Department of Agriculture may establish, in accordance with the provisions governing the procedure for the declaring of quarantines contained in ORS 561.510 to 561.590, control areas within this state, if after careful investigation it determines that such areas are necessary for the general protection of the horticultural, agricultural or forest industries of the state from diseases, insects, animals or noxious weeds or for the eradication or exclusion from such areas of certain plants or their produce, trees, diseases, animals, insects or noxious weeds that may be a menace to such areas and generally to horticultural, agricultural or forestry industries. Whenever eastern filbert blight is found to exist, the department may declare it a hazard and may establish a control area without having to prove how the disease is transmitted.
(2) The power and authority to establish such control areas and for the eradication or exclusion of certain plants or their produce, trees, diseases, insects, animals or noxious weeds existing therein or to be excluded therefrom shall be exercised reasonably and justly considering the exigencies of the particular situation, the danger to the interests sought to be protected and the immediate and continuing effect upon the property and the owners of the property in the areas established. Such powers shall in no case be exercised unreasonably, unjustly or arbitrarily.
(3) The department in such determination shall define the boundaries of the areas and specify the character and kinds of plants or their produce, trees, diseases, insects, animals or noxious weeds to be eradicated or excluded and the manner and method of such eradication or exclusion. The provisions of ORS 561.510 to 561.590 apply to this section. [Amended by 1987 c.228 §1]Section: Previous 570.345 570.350 570.355 570.360 570.365 570.370 570.375 570.405 570.407 570.410 570.412 570.415 570.420 570.425 570.430 Next
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