ORS 459.243
Restrictions on issuance of permits under ORS 459.245


As used in this section:


“Property line” has the meaning given that term in ORS 92.010 (Definitions for ORS 92.010 to 92.192).


“School” means:


A public or private institution of learning providing instruction in kindergarten through grade 12, or any combination of those grade levels; and


The surrounding buildings, other structures, playgrounds, athletic fields, parking lots and any other areas of the institution that are accessed by students of the institution on a regular basis.


The Department of Environmental Quality may not issue a disposal site permit under ORS 459.245 (Issuance of permits) to establish a commercial disposal site for composting if:


The property line of the proposed disposal site for composting is located within 1,500 feet of a property line of a school that is within an exception area for rural residential uses; and


The proposed disposal site for composting requires approval from a metropolitan service district under ORS 268.318 (District approval required for disposal, transfer or resource recovery site or facility). [2013 c.524 §5]
§§ 459.205 to 459.265

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Department of Environmental Quality to consider water pollution statutes in ORS chapter 468 while acting on solid waste disposal permit application. Land Reclamation, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 459

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of department to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Environmental Quality Commission and Department of Environmental Quality to regulate disposition of food processing byproducts determined to be solid waste, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Citations

16 WLR 459 (1979)

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