2007 ORS § 476.320¹
Determination of form of fire protection for lands in zone 1
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(1) The form of protection from fire for lands lying in zone 1 shall be determined jointly by the governing body of the county, the State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Forestry, which determination shall be reduced to writing, signed by the officers of the agencies and entered in the journal of the governing body of the county.

(2) The authority of the State Board of Forestry may be extended to include the establishment of forest protection on lands lying within zone 1 for lands not subject to a fire protection plan under ORS 476.310 (Zoning and rezoning of certain lands). For such purposes the board of forestry may contract with individuals, associations, agencies, corporations, rural fire protection districts, counties, cities, federal agencies, or any of them. The cost of protection in zone 1 shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as protection costs for lands protected under ORS chapter 477.

(3) The moneys received by the State Board of Forestry under this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the State Forestry Department Account and shall be used exclusively for the purposes stated in this section.

(4) As used in this section, the "authority of the State Board of Forestry" means the duties, obligations, requirements and penalties of ORS chapter 477. [Amended by 1957 c.83 §5; 1965 c.253 §144; 1967 c.429 §53; 1981 c.362 §1; 1991 c.459 §415b; 1999 c.355 §1]