2011 ORS § 196.650¹
Use of fund

The Department of State Lands may use the moneys in the Oregon Removal-Fill Mitigation Fund for the following purposes:

(1) For the voluntary acquisition of land or interests therein suitable for use in mitigation banks.

(2) To pay for specific projects to create, restore, enhance or preserve water resources of this state for purposes of carrying out the provisions of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.905 (Applicability). Moneys deposited in the fund for impacts to the waters of this state may be used only for projects that create, restore, enhance or preserve water resources of this state.

(3) For the implementation of long-term protection measures related to projects that create, restore, enhance or preserve water resources of this state.

(4) For purchase of credits from approved mitigation banks.

(5) For payment of administrative, research or scientific monitoring expenses of the department in carrying out the provisions of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Removal-Fill Mitigation Fund).

(6) For the disbursal of funds received under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.), for such purposes as specifically stipulated in a grant award.

(7) For the disbursal of funds received under the federal Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986, P.L. 99-645, for the voluntary acquisition of wetlands and interests therein as identified in the wetlands provisions of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. [Formerly 541.585; 1993 c.18 §37; 2003 c.738 §12; 2009 c.343 §12]