In the event that the owner or person in possession does not request a hearing on the propriety of the seizure, detention or embargo within the time limited for making such request, the State Department of Agriculture may summarily destroy or otherwise dispose of the subject matter of the action, or, if the owner or person in possession of such products does not within 30 days after the hearing either comply with the orders of the department as to reconditioning, relabeling or segregating or perfect an appeal to the circuit court, the department may summarily destroy or otherwise dispose of the subject matter of the action.
If it appears to the department that there is a reasonable possibility that a product is capable of salvage and the owner or person in possession does not seek to regain custody within the time and in the manner provided in ORS 561.605 (Detention, seizure or embargo of agricultural products) to 561.620 (Procedure when products disposed of), the department may dispose of the product so as to obtain such salvage. Any salvage so recovered shall, after paying the costs of sale or disposition and including storage, if any, be remitted to the true owner, if known, or if not known, then to the person in possession. A sale or disposition for salvage shall be upon such conditions as to labeling, reconditioning or segregation as the department deems necessary to comply with the law relating to such product. [Formerly part of 616.095]