Water Quality

ORS 468B.165
Ground water contaminants

  • maximum levels
  • rules


Within 90 days after receiving the recommendations of the technical advisory committee under ORS 468B.166 (Technical advisory committee), the Environmental Quality Commission shall begin rulemaking to first adopt final rules establishing maximum measurable levels for contaminants in ground water. The commission shall adopt the final rules not later than 180 days after the commission provides notice under ORS 183.335 (Notice).


The adoption or failure to adopt a rule establishing a maximum measurable level for a contaminant under subsection (1) of this section shall not alone be construed to require the imposition of restrictions on the use of fertilizers under ORS 633.311 (Definitions for ORS 633.311 to 633.479) to 633.479 (Fertilizer Research Committee) and 633.994 (Civil penalties for fertilizer law violations) or the use of pesticides under ORS chapter 634. [Formerly 468.694; 2001 c.914 §25]
Note: See note under 468B.150 (Definitions for ORS 468B.150 to 468B.190).
§§ 468B.005 to 468B.095

(formerly 468.700 to 468.778)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State's authority to prevent or control removal by dredging of a privately owned island in a navigable river, (1972) Vol 36, p 285


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Jun. 26, 2021