2007 ORS 274.005¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Department" means the Department of State Lands.

(2) "Director" means the Director of the Department of State Lands.

(3) "Line of ordinary high water" means the line on the bank or shore to which the high water ordinarily rises annually in season.

(4) "Line of ordinary low water" means the line on the bank or shore to which the low water ordinarily recedes annually in season.

(5) "Land" includes water, water rights, easements of every nature and all appurtenances to land.

(6) "Material" includes gravel, rock, sand and silt, but does not include hard minerals subject to ORS 274.610 (Prohibited contracts for exploration for hard minerals), or oil, gas and sulfur subject to ORS 274.705 (Definitions for ORS 274.705 to 274.860) to 274.860 (Protection and location of filled lands).

(7) "Submerged lands," except as provided in ORS 274.705 (Definitions for ORS 274.705 to 274.860), means lands lying below the line of ordinary low water of all navigable waters within the boundaries of this state as heretofore or hereafter established, whether such waters are tidal or nontidal.

(8) "Submersible lands," except as provided in ORS 274.705 (Definitions for ORS 274.705 to 274.860) means lands lying between the line of ordinary high water and the line of ordinary low water of all navigable waters and all islands, shore lands or other such lands held by or granted to this state by virtue of her sovereignty, wherever applicable, within the boundaries of this state as heretofore or hereafter established, whether such waters or lands are tidal or nontidal. [1967 c.421 §98 and 1967 c.616 §13; 1969 c.594 §31; 1991 c.217 §3; 2003 c.253 §20]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Defini­tion of submerged and submersible land, (1971) Vol 35, p 844; the nature of riparian rights as to the place­ment and maintenance of structures on state-owned submerged and submersible lands, (1972) Vol 36, p 150; "preference rights" of upland owner, (1974) Vol 37, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

2 EL 91 (1971)

Chapter 274

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate mining activities and recovery of oil and geothermal activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; Division of State Lands' authority to require lease or fill or removal permit for private company dredging submerged offshore lands to harvest clams, (1979) Vol 40, p 35; State Land Board's authority to delegate duties to Port of Portland, (1979) Vol 40, p 111

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 346, 348 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 274—Submersible and Submerged Lands, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­274.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 274, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­274ano.­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.