ORS 516.090¹
General duties and powers of board
  • rules

(1) The governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shall:

(a) Direct and review the performance of the State Geologist and the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in carrying out its duties and responsibilities pursuant to this chapter and ORS chapters 517, 520 and 522.

(b) Carry out the policies set forth in this chapter and ORS chapters 517, 520 and 522.

(c) Establish policies and approve plans that lead to an understanding of geology and mineral resources of the state, geologic processes and hazards and scientific, economic and tourism issues relating to geology and mineral industries.

(d) At the discretion of the board, accept from the United States or any of its agencies such funds as may be made available to this state for any of the purposes contemplated by this chapter, and shall enter into such contracts and agreements with the United States or any of its agencies or with Oregon or any of its agencies as may be necessary, proper and convenient, and not contrary to the laws of this state.

(e) Review and approve budget requests of the department.

(2) The board may:

(a) In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, adopt rules necessary for the administration of the laws that the board is charged with administering.

(b) Receive on behalf of this state, for the use and benefit of the department, gifts, devises and legacies of real or other property, and use them in accordance with the wishes of the donors, or, in the absence of specific instructions by the donors, manage, use and dispose of the gifts and legacies as may be deemed by the board for the best interest of the state. [Amended by 1993 c.260 §6]

Chapter 516

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; authority of Depart­ment of Geology and Mineral Industries to classify categories of natural gas wells, (1980) Vol 40, p 178

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 516—Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors516.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 516, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­516ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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