Prevention and Control Measures
(1)Limitations. All landowners or operators conducting activities on agricultural lands are provided the following exemptions from the requirements of OAR 603-095-2040 (Prevention and Control Measures)(2)–(6) (Prevention and Control Measures).
(a)A landowner or operator shall be responsible for water quality caused only by conditions on land managed by the landowner or operator.
(b)Criteria do not apply to conditions resulting from unusual weather events or other circumstances not within the reasonable control of the landowner or operator. Reasonable control of the landowner means that technically sound and economically feasible measures must be available to address conditions described in Prevention and Control Measures.
(2)Waste Management: Effective on rule adoption, no person subject to these rules shall violate any provisions of ORS 468B.025 (Prohibited activities) or 468B.050 (Water quality permit).
(3)Livestock Management: By January 1, 2006, livestock areas shall be managed to control direct discharge of pollutants.
(4)Uplands Management: By January 1, 2006, within the vegetative growth capability of the site, private land and access route management must foster sufficient vegetation to protect water quality by providing infiltration, filtering of sediment and animal wastes, and stabilization of soil.
(5)Streamside Management: By January 1, 2006, management of streamside areas must allow the establishment, growth and active recruitment of vegetation, consistent with the vegetative growth capability of the site, for protection of water quality by filtering sediment, stabilizing streambanks, and providing shade.
(6)Irrigation Management: By January 1, 2006, irrigation must be done in a manner that limits the amount of pollutants entering waters of the state.
Rule 603-095-2040 — Prevention and Control Measures,