Plant Pest Control

ORS 570.225
Public nuisances

  • abatement
  • compensation


The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:


A plant pest, other than a plant pest possessed or moved in compliance with a permit described in ORS 570.215 (Prohibition against movement of plant pests), is a public nuisance.


A plant, crop or agricultural, horticultural or forest commodity or product, that is infested with or harbors a plant pest is a public nuisance.


The State Department of Agriculture may abate a public nuisance described in subsection (1) of this section by using the public nuisance abatement processes described in ORS 570.170 (Department to make inspections) and 570.180 (Summary abatement of nuisance).


The State Department of Agriculture is not required to compensate a person for any loss incurred from the abatement of a public nuisance under this section or ORS 570.170 (Department to make inspections) or 570.180 (Summary abatement of nuisance). This subsection does not apply to compensation for an abatement-related loss that results from the application of a pesticide in a faulty, careless or negligent manner. [2009 c.98 §8]


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