2007 ORS 273.553¹
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • agreement between Oregon and federal government
  • rules

(1) It is the policy of the State of Oregon to maintain the South Slough of Coos Bay, from Valino Island southward, inclusive, as a national estuarine research reserve, acquired as the South Slough Estuary Sanctuary pursuant to chapter 415, Oregon Laws 1975, as the first estuarine sanctuary in the United States to be created under Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-583) and redesignated as the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve by federal law (P.L. 99-272). The management policy for the reserve is to:

(a) Maintain the integrity of the estuary;

(b) Protect the estuary from uses and activities, both within and beyond its boundaries, that may alter or affect the ecosystem and its natural dynamic processes; and

(c) Preserve the area for long-term scientific and educational uses.

(2) Responsibility for completing purchase of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is vested with the Department of State Lands. The department acts for the State of Oregon in any transaction respecting the purchase of acreage for the reserve on or after October 4, 1977.

(3) Except as necessary to achieve the policy set forth in subsection (1) of this section and any standards established in the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-583) or any rules, regulations or agreements adopted pursuant thereto, the reserve is open to the public. However, to protect the estuarine ecosystems, public use of the reserve may be limited and controlled by the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Commission in consultation with any technical management team established pursuant to an agreement between the State of Oregon and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. The commission shall adopt rules to carry out the intent of this subsection.

(4) The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Commission shall administer the reserve, subject to any agreement respecting the reserve between the State of Oregon and the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

(5) The agency that acquired title to the reserve shall cause title to be cleared in the name of the State of Oregon. [1977 c.496 §1; 2003 c.14 §134]

Chapter 273

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Require­ments of competitive bidding on prop­erty valued over $1,000, (1975) Vol 37, p 773; authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 344 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 273—State Lands Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­273.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 273, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­273ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.