Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I

ORS 465.609
General powers

  • advisory committees
  • notice of land disposition
  • report


An authority shall have all powers necessary to accomplish the purposes of acquiring, rehabilitating, redeveloping, reutilizing or restoring brownfield properties, including without limitation the power to:


Sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all actions, suits or proceedings brought by or against the authority.


Acquire, hold, use, enjoy and convey, lease or otherwise dispose of any interest in:


Brownfield properties within the authority’s geographic jurisdiction;


Properties undergoing removal or remedial action under the supervision or approval of the Department of Environmental Quality that are within the authority’s geographic jurisdiction; and


Personal property.


Conduct removal or remedial action on real property in which the authority has a property interest under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality.


Assist parties that are interested in acquiring a property interest in real property held by the authority with entering into an agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality under ORS 465.327 (Agreement to release party from potential liability to facilitate cleanup and reuse of property).


Enter into contracts with any person.


Borrow moneys and issue notes and revenue bonds for the purpose of carrying out the authority’s powers.


Invest moneys into property, securities or other instruments.


Obtain insurance.


Solicit and accept grants, gifts or other assistance from a public or private source.


Develop and prepare plans or reports to evaluate the authority and to guide future improvements to the processes and operations of the authority.


Develop priorities for the use of property of the authority that may include, but are not limited to, public use, affordable housing, open space and commercial or industrial development.


Adopt and amend ordinances and resolutions.


An authority may establish an advisory committee to advise the board of directors of the authority on the interests of the community in the actions of the board and the authority. If a committee is established, a member of the committee shall serve as a liaison between the board of the authority and a community of interest affected by a decision or proposed decision of the board.


An authority shall give public notice of a proposed disposition of any interest in real property held by the authority. The notice shall allow 30 days for the public to comment on the proposed disposition. The authority shall provide responses to comments prior to final disposition of the property interest.


An authority shall annually prepare and submit a report to the Governor and, in the manner described in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature), submit the report to the Legislative Assembly. The report must summarize the activity of the authority, including a list of real properties in which the authority has acquired or disposed of a property interest, the method of acquisition or disposition, the price paid or received for each property and additional information as requested by the Governor, the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives. [2015 c.631 §4]
Note: See note under 465.600 (Definitions for ORS 465.600 to 465.621).


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