Oregon Statutes - Chapter 825 - Motor Carriers - Section 825.260 - Impoundment of vehicles unlawfully transporting hazardous wastes or substances.

(1) In addition to any other enforcement measure allowed, if a person violates the provisions of ORS 466.080 or 825.258 or rules adopted by the Department of Transportation under ORS 466.080 or 825.258, the department may impound the person’s vehicle transporting, about to transport or that has transported hazardous waste, PCB or hazardous substance within the state. The department may charge a reasonable fee for the costs of impoundment and storage, if any, before releasing any vehicle to its owner.

(2) As used in this section and ORS 825.258:

(a) “Hazardous substance” includes any substance defined by the department as hazardous.

(b) “Hazardous waste” has the meaning given that term in ORS 466.005.

(c) “PCB” has the meaning given that term in ORS 466.505 when the PCB is a waste product of an industrial, commercial or other activity. [Formerly 767.458]


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