Prohibition against issuance of permits to fill Smith Lake or Bybee Lake
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(1) Notwithstanding any provision of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.921 (Applicability) to the contrary, except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the Director of the Department of State Lands shall not issue any permit to fill Smith Lake or Bybee Lake, located in Multnomah County, below the contour line which lies 11 feet above mean sea level as determined by the 1947 adjusted United States Coastal Geodetic Survey Datum.
(2) The Director of the Department of State Lands may issue a permit to fill Smith Lake or Bybee Lake, located in Multnomah County, if such fill is to enhance or maintain fish and wildlife habitat or support recreational use or public access at or near Smith Lake or Bybee Lake. A fill shall be considered to be for the purpose of enhancing or maintaining fish and wildlife habitat if the proposed fill is approved by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife. [Formerly 541.622 and then 196.690; 2016 c.84 §9]
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