Oregon Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Classification of crimes and punishments:

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Misdemeanors and felonies by persons: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 161.605, ORS 161.615, ORS 161.625, and ORS 161.635

Misdemeanors and felonies by corporations: ORS 161.655

Additional or alternative civil penalties: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-012-0155

Air: ORS 468.140, ORS 468.936, ORS 468.939, ORS 468.951, ORS 468.953, ORS 468.996, and OAR 340-012-0155

Hazardous materials transporters: ORS 825.258, ORS 825.950, and ORS 825.990

Hazardous waste and hazardous substances: ORS 465.900, ORS 466.990, ORS 466.992, ORS 466.995, ORS 468.931, ORS 468.951, ORS 468.922, ORS 468.926, ORS 468.929, and ORS 468.996

Pesticides: ORS 634.322, ORS 634.992, OAR 603-057-0525, and OAR 603-057-0530

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: ORS 459.376, ORS 459.992, ORS 459.995, and ORS 468.996

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ORS 466.994 and ORS 466.995


Ballast Water: OAR 340-012-0155

Drinking water: OAR 333-061-0090 and OAR 333-061-0290

Oil spills: ORS 468B.450 and ORS 468.140

Ag waste: ORS 468B.220 and ORS 468B.230

Water quality: ORS 468.140, ORS 468.946, ORS 468.953, and ORS 468.996

Water pollution: ORS 468.943 and ORS 468.951

Wells: OAR 690-225-0110

Wetlands: ORS 196.890 and ORS 196.990

Workplace safety and health: Oregon Safe Employment Act (OSH Act), ORS 654.086 and ORS 654.991

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)

Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL)

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA)

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