Environmental Quality Generally

ORS 468.055
Contracts with Oregon Health Authority

In addition to the authority granted under ORS 190.003 (Definition for ORS 190.003 to 190.130) to 190.130 (Effect of ORS 190.125), when authorized by the Environmental Quality Commission and the Oregon Health Authority, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Director of the Oregon Health Authority may contract on behalf of their respective agencies for the purposes of carrying out the functions of either agency, defining areas of responsibility, furnishing services or employees by one to the other and generally providing cooperative action in the interests of public health and the quality of the environment in Oregon. Each contracting agency is directed to maintain liaison with the other and to cooperate with the other in all matters of joint concern or interest. [Formerly 449.062; 2009 c.595 §949]
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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