2011 ORS § 517.910¹
Definitions for ORS 517.910 to 517.989

For the purposes of ORS 517.910 (Definitions for ORS 517.910 to 517.989) to 517.989 (Statutes and rules applicable to consolidated application):

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 517.750 (Definitions for ORS 517.702 to 517.989) (12), reclamation means the employment in a surface mining operation of procedures reasonably designed to minimize as much as practicable the disruption from the surface mining operation or surface mining processing operation, including cyanide leaching or any other chemical leaching processing at a processing site removed from the mining site and to provide for the rehabilitation of any such surface resources through the use of plant cover, soil stability techniques, and through the use of measures to protect the surface and subsurface water resources, including but not limited to domestic water use and agricultural water use, and other measures appropriate to the subsequent beneficial use of any land or water resource affected by a surface mining or processing operation.

(2) Nonaggregate minerals means coal and metal-bearing ores, including but not limited to ores that contain nickel, cobalt, lead, zinc, gold, molybdenum, uranium, silver, aluminum, chrome, copper or mercury. [1981 c.622 §3; 1987 c.158 §113; 1987 c.693 §5; 1989 c.347 §14; 1999 c.353 §8; 2007 c.318 §21]