Controlled Substances

ORS 475.475
Department record of costs

  • collection of costs


The Department of Environmental Quality shall keep a record of the state’s cleanup costs.


Based on the record compiled by the department under subsection (1) of this section, the department shall require any person liable under ORS 475.435 (Authority of director) or 475.455 (Liability of certain persons for cleanup costs) to pay the amount of the state’s cleanup costs and, if applicable, punitive damages.


If the state’s cleanup costs and punitive damages are not paid by the liable person to the department within 45 days after receipt of notice that such costs and damages are due and owing, the Attorney General, at the request of the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, shall bring an action in the name of the State of Oregon in a court of competent jurisdiction to recover the amount owed, plus reasonable legal expenses.


All moneys received by the department under this section shall be deposited in the Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund established under ORS 475.495 (Illegal Drug Cleanup Fund). [1987 c.699 §7]


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May 30, 2023