ORS 196.682¹
Permits required for removal or fill
  • conditions on issuance of permit

(1) Except where otherwise provided by the order approving the plan, individual permit applications shall be required for removal or fill, or both, in areas subject to an approved wetland conservation plan. If individual permit applications are to be reviewed under the authority of the Director of the Department of State Lands, then application fees and review procedures shall be in accordance with ORS 196.815 (Application for permit), 196.825 (Criteria for issuance of permit) and 196.835 (Hearing regarding issuance of permit). In lieu of the substantive standards for permit issuance in ORS 196.825 (Criteria for issuance of permit) (2), the Department of State Lands shall issue a permit if the removal or fill, or both, is consistent with the wetland conservation plan or can be conditioned to be consistent with the plan. The department shall condition any such permit as necessary to ensure that the project:

(a) Is properly designed or configured to minimize the need for alterations to waters of this state;

(b) Is the minimum size necessary to reasonably provide for the proposed use;

(c) Complies with applicable provisions of the acknowledged comprehensive plan and land use regulations for the area;

(d) Is designed to minimize impacts from implementing the project; and

(e) Is conditioned to ensure wetland creation, restoration or enhancement measures are implemented to fully replace impacted resources.

(2) In any order approving a plan which authorizes any fill or removal or both, without the necessity of subsequently obtaining an individual permit, the director shall condition such approval as necessary to ensure that the project complies with the conditions of subsection (1) of this section and clearly delineates the wetland area in which fill or removal, or both, is to occur. [1989 c.837 §12; 2007 c.849 §12]

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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