ORS 468.010
Environmental Quality Commission; appointment; confirmation; term; compensation and expenses


There is created an Environmental Quality Commission. The commission shall consist of five members, appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate as provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).


The term of office of a member shall be four years, but the members of the commission may be removed by the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor to assume the duties of the member on July 1 next following. A member shall be eligible for reappointment, but no member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. In case of a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.


A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [Formerly 449.016]
Chapter 468

See also annotations under ORS chapter 449 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

It was proper for Department of Environmental Quality to consider statutory provisions of this chapter while acting on solid waste disposal permit application under ORS 459.205 to 459.265. Land Reclamation, Inc. v. DEQ, 55 Or App 996, 640 P2d 699 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of department to review engineering data and design of wigwam waste burner or of air pollution control equipment, or to prohibit construction or installation, (1971) Vol 35, p 917; state antipollution regulations applicable to mining activities in wilderness areas in national parks, (1972) Vol 35, p 1042; 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 to prevent air or water pollution, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Citations

4 EL 339 (1974)

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