ORS 459A.555
Definitions for ORS 459A.552 to 459A.599

As used in ORS 459A.552 (Recycling and recovery of used oil) to 459A.599 (Short title) unless the context requires otherwise:


“Commission” means the Environmental Quality Commission.


“Department” means the Department of Environmental Quality.


“Recycle” means to prepare used oil for reuse as a petroleum product by refining, rerefining, reclaiming, reprocessing or other means or to use used oil in a manner that substitutes for a petroleum product made from new oil, provided that the preparation or use is operationally safe, environmentally sound and complies with all laws and regulations.


“Person” means any individual, private or public corporation, partnership, cooperative association, estate, municipality, political or jurisdictional subdivision or governmental agency or instrumentality.


“Used oil” means a petroleum-based oil which through use, storage or handling has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of original properties. [Formerly 468.850]
Note: See note under 459A.552 (Recycling and recovery of used oil).
§§ 459A.700 to 459A.740

(formerly 459.810 to 459.890)

Notes of Decisions

The “bottle bill” is a valid exercise of Oregon’s police power and is valid under the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution. Am. Can Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 618, 517 P2d 691 (1973)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitutional provision requiring payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 479-482 (1974); 4 EL 419-427 (1974); 54 OLR 175 (1975)

§§ 459A.005 to 459A.085

(formerly 459.165 to 459.200)

Law Review Citations

15 EL 387 (1985)

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May. 15, 2020