Distribution and Storage of Water

ORS 540.995
Civil penalties


(1)

The Water Resources Director may impose a civil penalty of not more than $2,000 per occurrence for a violation of ORS 540.449 (Construction plan approval), 540.452 (Removal plan approval) or 540.482 (Emergency action plan for dam with high hazard rating).

(2)

The Water Resources Director may impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $500, by order as provided under ORS 540.467 (Owner action to address maintenance issues). If a violation of an order under ORS 540.467 (Owner action to address maintenance issues) is a continuing condition, each month that the condition continues is a separate violation subject to imposition of a civil penalty.

(3)

Moneys recovered from civil penalties imposed under this section shall be deposited in the State Treasury and credited to an account of the Water Resources Department. Moneys described in this section are continuously appropriated to the department for the administration and enforcement of ORS 540.443 (Definitions for ORS 540.443 to 540.491) to 540.491 (Dam owner or operator liability). [2019 c.390 §19]
Note: 540.995 (Civil penalties) becomes operative July 1, 2020. See section 28, chapter 390, Oregon Laws 2019.
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Law Review Citations

11 EL 390 (1981)


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