Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021
carrying out cleanup operations, items with residual contamination, in addition
to hazardous waste, may be taken into custody and turned over to the Department
by a law enforcement agency to protect public health and/or the environment.
Any such items will be managed according to the appropriate statutes and rules
for those materials. Unless otherwise regulated, these items may be handled in
the following ways:
(a) Items where the value
after decontamination will be less than the cost of decontamination will be
disposed of as solid waste, or to provide additional security, as hazardous
(b) Items not characterized
as hazardous waste may be held until an acceptable recipient capable of
decontaminating the items, and/or salvaging parts of the items, can be found.
Recipients may be considered acceptable and capable of decontaminating or
salvaging if they engage in that business professionally and have proper
business license, and if required, Health Division approval. They must be
willing to accept all risks and liabilities associated with ownership,
operating, or reselling potentially contaminated items.
(2) All revenue generated by the Department
under subsection (1)(b) of this rule will be deposited in the Illegal Drug
Or. Admin. R.
DEQ 25-1990(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 7-6-90; DEQ 47-1990, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-90; DEQ 4-1992, f.
& cert. ef. 2-20-92
Stat. Auth.: ORS 475.405 -ORS 475.495