(1)The Department of Environmental Quality shall:
(a)Establish and collect fees for application, examination and licensing of persons, equipment, apparatus or methods in accordance with ORS 468A.380 (Licensing of personnel and equipment) and within the following limits:
(A)The fee for licensing shall not exceed $5.
(B)The fee for renewal of licenses shall not exceed $1.
(b)Establish fees for the issuance of certificates of compliance. The department may classify motor vehicles and establish a different fee for each such class. The fee for the issuance of certificates shall be established by the Environmental Quality Commission in an amount based upon the costs of administering this program. Before establishing the fees, the commission shall determine the most cost effective program consistent with Clean Air Act requirements for each area of the state pursuant to ORS 468A.370 (Cost-effective inspection program).
(2)The department shall collect the fees established pursuant to subsection (1)(b) of this section at the time of the issuance of certificates of compliance as required by ORS 468A.380 (Licensing of personnel and equipment) (2)(c).
(3)On or before the 15th day of each month, the commission shall pay into the State Treasury all moneys received as fees pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section during the preceding calendar month. The State Treasurer shall credit such money to the Department of Environmental Quality Motor Vehicle Pollution Account, which is hereby created. The moneys in the Department of Environmental Quality Motor Vehicle Pollution Account are continuously appropriated to the department to be used by the department solely or in conjunction with other state agencies and local units of government for:
(a)Any expenses incurred by the department and, if approved by the Governor, any expenses incurred by the Department of Transportation in the certification, examination, inspection or licensing of persons, equipment, apparatus or methods in accordance with the provisions of ORS 468A.380 (Licensing of personnel and equipment) and 815.310 (Proof of compliance with requirements).
(b)Such other expenses as are necessary to study traffic patterns and to inspect, regulate and control the emission of pollutants from motor vehicles in this state.
(4)The Department of Environmental Quality may enter into an agreement with the Department of Transportation to collect the licensing and renewal fees described in subsection (1)(a) of this section subject to the fees being paid and credited as provided in subsection (3) of this section. [Formerly 468.405; 1993 c.18 §122; 1993 c.791 §4]
§§ 468A.350 to 468A.400
(formerly 468.360 to 468.405)
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspection Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130