OAR 340-140-0020

As used in these rules:


“Administrative Costs” means direct staff, overhead and indirect costs of operating the program. Costs will be established using previous experience with cleanup management.


“Chemical” has that meaning set forth in ORS 475.405 (Definitions for ORS 475.405 to 475.495)(1).


“Cleanup Costs” has the meaning set forth in ORS 475.405 (Definitions for ORS 475.405 to 475.495)(3).


“Department” means the Department of Environmental Quality, or its authorized representative.


“Full Cost” means all cleanup costs, as defined in ORS 475.405 (Definitions for ORS 475.405 to 475.495)(3), incurred by the Department at or related to a site.


“Generator Status” means the role accepted by either the Department or the law enforcement agency where a registered hazardous waste generator is required for waste disposal, and at those times when materials are in transport with a contracted waste hauler.


“Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund” is the funding account established under ORS 475.495 (Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund).


“Illegal Drug Lab Material Management” refers to the legal and responsible custody of hazardous materials and hazardous waste from the time they are received from a law enforcement agency to the time of final disposal.


“Invoice” for the purpose of these rules shall mean any written notification from the DEQ to the law enforcement agency used to identify the amount of money to be repaid to the DEQ for the illegal drug lab cleanup fund.


“Law Enforcement Agency” means any organization authorized under federal, state, or local laws or ordinances related to illegal drug manufacturing.


“Qualified Vendor” means any waste management company able to provide proper waste management for the type of materials being managed, who is not currently in violation of any relevant statutes or rules.


“Residual Contamination” means the residual odors and trace chemicals resulting from the operation of an illegal drug lab, or storage of materials associated with illegal drug manufacturing.


“Responsible Party” means a person or persons who is liable for cleanup costs under ORS 475.455 (Liability of certain persons for cleanup costs).


“Scheduled Substances” are chemicals listed by the State Board of Pharmacy and/or federal government as controlled substances.


“Site” has the meaning set forth in ORS 475.405 (Definitions for ORS 475.405 to 475.495)(9). The Department may include as part of the site those locations to which chemicals have been taken.


“Site Cleanup” means the limited removal of chemicals related to the production of illegal drugs from any location identified by the participating agency to prevent further site contamination or criminal activity.


“Temporary Storage” means the secure warehousing of confiscated material being held as evidence away from the point of seizure by the law enforcement agency.


“TSDF” means a treatment, storage, or disposal facility that is a fully regulated and licensed waste management operation possessing proper approvals to handle the waste stream type originating from an illegal drug lab.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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