ORS 196.605¹
Purpose

It is the purpose of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Wetlands Mitigation Bank Revolving Fund Account) to:

(1) Promote, in concert with other federal and state programs as well as interested parties, the maintenance and conservation of wetlands;

(2) Improve cooperative efforts among private, nonprofit and public entities for the management and protection of wetlands;

(3) Offset losses of wetland functional attributes caused by activities which otherwise comply with state and federal law in order to create, restore or enhance wetland functional attributes;

(4) Maintain and encourage a predictable, efficient regulatory framework for environmentally acceptable development; and

(5) Provide an option for accomplishing off-site compensatory wetland mitigation when on-site compensatory wetland mitigation is not practicable. [Formerly 541.555; 2003 c.738 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors196.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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