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Provides state-specific laws and regulations, as well as links to other sites with state legal information.

For state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species, see our Oregon State Resources page.

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  • Environmental Law Institute
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  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
    • ODA Adopts Rules for Oregon's New Firewood Law: Firewood Coming From Outside the Pacific NW Will Ned Heat Treatment and a Label (Nov 28, 2012)
      Oregon Department of Agriculture.
      The Oregon Department of Agriculture has finalized the rules for a new state law addressing imported firewood that is set to go into effect on Jan 1, 2013. Starting in the new year, Oregonians will have a choice to buy local or buy firewood that has been heat treated and labeled as pest free.
    • Quarantines and Control Area Orders

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention
      This new program which became effective Jan 1, 2010 was created by the 2009 Oregon Legislature to prevent aquatic invasive species from being introduced or spread throughout Oregon.
  • Governor Signs 68 Bills into Law - Greater Protections for every Oregonian and our Environment (May 27, 2009)
    Oregon.gov. Governor Ted Kulongoski.
    Governor Ted Kulongoski signed 68 bills into law, including two bills to prevent invasive species from entering ecosystems throughout Oregon (May 27, 2009)
    • HB 2625 – Strengthening Invasive Species Protections (PDF | 18 KB)
      This legislation provides authorization for the Department of Environmental Quality to board and inspect vessels regulated under ballast water statutes. Ballast water is water taken on by ships in their originating port for stability. Mandatory regulations established by the U.S. Coast guard require vessels entering U.S. waters to conduct mid-ocean ballast water exchanges at least 200 nautical miles from shore where the depth is at least 200 meters. To verify compliance, DEQ is authorized to collect samples of ballast water from ships docking in Oregon.
    • HB 2714 – Task Force on Shipping Transport Aquatic Invasive Species (PDF | 25 KB)
      This legislation authorizes the Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules regarding the discharge of ballast water from vessels. It also creates a diverse task force to recommend actions Oregon can take to prevent the spread of invasive species by the shipping industry. The task force, which will focus on ballast water policy, is asked to submit its report to the legislature by June 2010.

  • Portland City Code (Section 29.20.010 G) created a City of Portland Required Eradication List (2010) - effective Jul 1, 2010
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