Or. Admin. R. 340-040-0140 - Statement of Purpose
(1) Meet Federal Requirements -- The intent of these rules is to fulfill the Federal requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act for the establishment of a state Wellhead Protection Program.
(2) Protect Public Water Systems -- The purpose of a Wellhead Protection Plan is to protect the groundwater relied upon by a public water system from contamination. This is accomplished by reducing the risk of contamination to the groundwater from potential contaminant sources.
(3) Establish Voluntary Wellhead Protection Program -- Local jurisdictions and/or public water systems may voluntarily develop a Wellhead Protection Plan, but are not required, by these rules, to do so.
(4) Procedures for State Approval -- These rules establish a process to enable the Department to certify a local Wellhead Protection Plan, if it is submitted for certification, and to establish the process for a Responsible Management Authority, if they choose, to seek certification from the Department for a locally developed Wellhead Protection Plan.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 468 & ORS 468B
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468 & ORS 468B
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