Rules for removal of semiprecious stones and petrified wood from state lands
- • fees
- • removal contrary to rules
(1) The Department of State Lands shall prescribe rules governing the exploration for and removal of semiprecious stones and petrified wood from lands owned by the State of Oregon and under the jurisdiction of the department. Such rules shall be designed to maximize the public benefit of these resources, and shall permit the free use of lands under jurisdiction of the department for collection for noncommercial purposes of reasonable quantities of petrified wood and semiprecious stones.
(2) The department, by rule, shall require payment of a reasonable fee for a permit for the exploration for and removal of semiprecious stones and petrified wood sufficient to cover the expenses of the department incurred under this section with respect to the permit.
(3) No person shall remove petrified wood or semiprecious stones for commercial purposes or in a quantity having a value of $500 or more without a permit issued by the department under this section.
(4) If any person removes semiprecious stones or petrified wood from lands owned by the State of Oregon without a permit as required under this section or in a manner contrary to rules prescribed under this section, all the materials or objects so removed or the value of such materials or objects shall be subject to disposal by the department as property of the State of Oregon. [1967 c.174 §2; 1973 c.642 §5]
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