ORS 447.118
Standards for compost toilets

  • rules
  • security required of certain installers


Nothing in ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) and 447.992 (Civil penalties) shall prohibit the installation of a compost toilet for a dwelling by the occupant of the dwelling if the compost toilet complies with the minimum requirements established under this section.


Rules adopted under ORS 447.020 (Plumbing to conform to state building code) shall provide minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of compost toilets.


The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services with the approval of the State Plumbing Board may require by rule that, in addition to any other requirements provided by law, any manufacturer or distributor of a compost toilet and any person other than the owner of the dwelling in which the compost toilet is to be installed who proposes to install a compost toilet file with the Department of Consumer and Business Services a satisfactory bond, irrevocable letter of credit issued by an insured institution as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act) or other security in an amount to be fixed by the department with approval of the board but not to exceed $5,000, conditioned that such bond, letter of credit or security shall be forfeited in whole or in part to the department for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of ORS 447.124 (Inspection of compost toilets) by failure of such manufacturer, distributor or person to comply with the rules adopted under this section. [1977 c.523 §3; 1981 c.438 §38; 1991 c.331 §62; 1993 c.744 §71; 1997 c.631 §472]
Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community action agency using licensed plumber to make potable water connections in installation of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134


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