ORS 196.610¹
Wetlands
  • acquisition and protection
  • powers of Director of Department of State Lands
  • fees

Subject to approval by the State Land Board, the Director of the Department of State Lands may:

(1) Charge a fee for purchase of credits in the mitigation bank as provided by ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Wetlands Mitigation Bank Revolving Fund Account).

(2) Acquire or accept title to lands suitable for use in mitigation banks or actions, or to protect sensitive or unique wetlands habitat.

(3) Pay costs incurred for alterations needed to create, restore or enhance wetland areas for purposes of carrying out the provisions of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Wetlands Mitigation Bank Revolving Fund Account) or 196.800 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.905) to 196.905 (Applicability).

(4) Authorize payment of administrative, research or scientific monitoring expenses of the Department of State Lands in carrying out the provisions of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Wetlands Mitigation Bank Revolving Fund Account) or 196.800 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.905) to 196.905 (Applicability).

(5) Disburse 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.

(6) Receive funds under the federal Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986, P.L. 99-645, for the voluntary acquisition of wetlands and interests therein according to the wetlands provisions of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Funds received under the federal Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986, P.L. 99-645, shall be used for nonmitigation complementary purposes and programs of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.655 (Report on Oregon Wetlands Mitigation Bank Revolving Fund Account). [Formerly 541.557; 1993 c.18 §36; 2003 c.738 §5]

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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