ORS 366.297¹
Environmental performance standards
  • rules

(1) As used in this section, “highway” has the meaning given that term in ORS 801.305 (“Highway”).

(2) The Department of Transportation shall adopt rules, taking into consideration the following:

(a) Incorporating environmental performance standards into the design and construction of all state highway construction projects, including local government highway construction projects funded by the department.

(b) Improving the environmental permitting process for state highway construction projects in order to:

(A) Reduce the time required to design projects and obtain environmental permits;

(B) Reduce the cost and delay associated with redesigning projects to meet environmental requirements;

(C) Maintain a strong commitment to environmental stewardship; and

(D) Reduce this state’s dependence on foreign oil. [2009 c.865 §18]

Note: 366.297 (Environmental performance standards) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 366 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 366

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use and distribu­tion of State Highway Fund, (1975) Vol 37, p 599

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 366—State Highways and State Highway Fund, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors366.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 366, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano366.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information