Notification to lessee prior to exchange
- • hearing
(1) Before exchanging any state lands for other lands under ORS 273.316 (Exchanging state lands to accumulate larger tracts), the Department of State Lands shall give notice to the lessees of those state lands considered for exchange by sending by certified or registered mail a notice containing a general description of the state lands considered for exchange and a listing of the names and addresses of the lessees of such lands. The notice shall state that if written protest to such exchange is received by the department not later than the 20th day after the mailing of the notice, a hearing on such exchange will be held.
(2) If the department receives, not later than the 20th day after the mailing of the notice, written protest to such exchange from a lessee of state lands considered for exchange, the department shall hold a hearing on such exchange. The hearing shall be held not earlier than the 30th day after the mailing of the notice described in subsection (1) of this section. Notice of the hearing shall be mailed by certified or registered mail to all lessees of state lands considered for exchange. At the hearing the lessees of the lands, or their representatives, may present their views on the prospective exchange.
(3) The department shall consider testimony presented at the hearing before making a protested exchange of state lands. [Formerly 273.427]
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