Prevention and Control Measures
(1)Limitations: All landowners or operators conducting activities on agricultural and rural lands are provided the following exemptions from the requirements of OAR 603-095-2540 (Prevention and Control Measures) (Prevention and Control Measures).
(a)A landowner or operator shall be responsible for only those conditions caused by activities conducted on land managed by the landowner or operator.
(b)Rules do not apply to conditions resulting from unusual weather events or other circumstances not within the reasonable control of the landowner or operator. Within the 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.
(c)The Department may allow temporary exceptions when a specific integrated pest management plan is in place to deal with certain weed or pest problems.
(2)Waste Management: Effective on rule adoption, no person subject to these rules shall violate any provision of ORS 468B.025 (Prohibited activities) or 468B.050 (Water quality permit).
(3)Effective by January 1, 2008, streamside management must allow the establishment, growth, and active recruitment of vegetation, consistent with the vegetative capability of the site, for protection of water quality by filtering sediment, stabilizing streambanks and providing shade.
(4)Effective January 1, 2008, irrigation must be done in a manner that limits the amount of pollutants entering waters of the state in the runoff from the irrigated area.
(5)Livestock Management, by January 1, 2008, areas used to control livestock, with a demonstrated impact on water quality, will be managed to control runoff of sediment or animal waste.
Rule 603-095-2540 — Prevention and Control Measures,