Determination of best and safest route
(1)Upon receipt of an application required under ORS 469.605 (Permit to transport required) for which radioactive material is proposed to be transported by highway, the State Department of Energy shall confer with the following persons to determine whether the proposed route is safe, and complies with applicable routing requirements of the United States Department of Transportation and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
(a)The Oregon Department of Transportation, or a designee of the Oregon Department of Transportation;
(b)The Energy Facility Siting Council, or a designee of the Energy Facility Siting Council; and
(c)The Oregon Transportation Commission, or a designee of the Oregon Transportation Commission.
(2)If, after consultation with the persons set forth in subsection (1) of this section, a determination is made that the proposed route is not the best and safest route for transporting the material, the Director of the State Department of Energy shall deny the application except as provided in subsection (3) of this section.
(3)If the applicant is prohibited by a statute, rule or other action of an adjacent state or a political subdivision in an adjacent state from using the route that complies with federal law, the director:
(a)Shall petition the United States Department of Transportation for an administrative determination of preemption of the ban, pursuant to section 13 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990, P.L. 101-615.
(b)May issue a permit as provided under ORS 469.605 (Permit to transport required) (5) with conditions necessary to ensure safe transport over a route available to the applicant, until the United States Department of Transportation determines whether the prohibition by the other state or political subdivision is preempted. [1991 c.233 §2; 2003 c.186 §37]
Section 469.606 — Determination of best and safest route,