2011 ORS § 517.920¹
Permit application fees under ORS 517.910 to 517.989
(1) Each application for an operating permit under ORS 517.910 (Definitions for ORS 517.910 to 517.989) to 517.989 (Statutes and rules applicable to consolidated application) or exploration permit under this section and ORS 517.702 (Legislative findings) to 517.755 (Mining operations affecting more than five acres), 517.790 (Operating permit required for surface mining on certain lands), 517.810 (Requirement for bond or security) and 517.910 (Definitions for ORS 517.910 to 517.989) shall be accompanied by a fee sufficient to cover the costs of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in processing the application and monitoring compliance as determined by the department.
(2) If the application is for a chemical process mine, the application shall be accompanied by an additional fee at each stage of the process sufficient to cover the costs of the department in maintaining a regulatory permit program that allows for the extraction and processing of metals. [1981 c.622 §8; 1989 c.347 §15; 1989 c.461 §2; 1991 c.735 §30]