ORS 274.530¹
Lease or license of stream beds for removal of material
  • rules for measurement of volume removed

(1) The Department of State Lands may, after notice of competitive bidding, and following such competitive bidding, lease or license submersible and submerged lands of navigable streams owned by the State of Oregon for the purpose of removing material therefrom. Competitive bid requirements may be waived for leases of less than one year’s duration. No lease shall be made for a lump sum but only on a basis of the price per cubic yard or ton for the material removed.

(2) The department may prescribe by rule the manner in which the volume in cubic yards or the weight in tons for the material removed shall be determined.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the department may enter into a license for the removal of material from submersible and submerged lands of navigable streams owned by the State of Oregon based on a competitive market rate that reflects fair market value.

(4) The department shall, prior to any competitive bidding notice, establish prebid qualifications that include but are not limited to the following:

(a) The minimum yardage amount of material that must be removed for each year for which the lease is valid.

(b) Evidence that all bidders have an established market, as provided by each bidder. [Amended by 1961 c.509 §2; 1961 c.676 §3; 1967 c.421 §144; 1967 c.567 §§15, 15a; 1971 c.509 §1; 1995 c.113 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

The nature of the state's dominion and control over tidelands and tidal submerged lands, (1972) Vol 36, p 150; limiting number of leases, (1974) Vol 37, p 1

Atty. Gen. Opinions

"Preference rights" of upland owner, (1974) Vol 37, p 1

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/­Archive/­2007ors274.­pdf (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).
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