ORS 274.940¹
Reservation of new lands

Notwithstanding ORS 274.905 (Definitions for ORS 274.905 to 274.940), 274.915 (Lease or disposal of new lands) to 274.925 (Right of public riparian owner to purchase new lands), 274.929 (Right of nonpublic riparian owner to purchase certain new lands), 274.932 (Right of public body to purchase new lands created by it) and 274.937 (Right of individual to purchase new lands created by individual), the Department of State Lands may reserve new lands from sale, transfer or lease where upon notice and hearing it determines that the public interest requires such lands to be preserved for recreation, conservation of fish and wildlife or the development of navigation facilities, but in case of such reservation the adjoining or opposite upland or riparian owner shall be allowed reasonable access across such reserved new lands to navigable water. [1963 c.376 §7; 1967 c.421 §178; 1973 c.203 §8]


Atty. Gen. Opinions

Fills by private owner or port authorized by State Land Board as subject to public rights, (1971) Vol 35, p 844; state's authority to prevent or control removal by dredging of a privately owned island in a navigable river, (1972) Vol 36, p 285

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).
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. Currency Information