ORS 520.017¹
Fees
  • rules
  • disposition of fees

(1) The following fees are established under this chapter:

(a) The application fee for a permit to drill a well, $2,000.

(b) The fee for a request to extend the period for completion of drilling, $500.

(c) The fee to modify operations at a well, $1,500.

(d) The fee to sidetrack a well, $500.

(e) The fee to plug and abandon a well, $1,000.

(f) The annual renewal fee for operation and maintenance of a well, $1,500 the first renewal year and $500 for each subsequent year.

(g) The application fee for a permit to drill an information hole is to be determined by the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries based on the estimated cost of review and approval, and the number and location of holes to be drilled. The fee may not exceed $1,000 per information hole.

(h) The fee for approval of a seismic program shall be determined by the department based on the estimated cost of review and approval, but may not exceed $1,000.

(2) The governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries by rule may specify a schedule of fees for costs incurred by the department for activities related to field designation for purposes of this section.

(3) All moneys received by the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries under this section shall be paid into the State Treasury and deposited in the General Fund to the credit of the Geology and Mineral Industries Account established in ORS 516.070 (Geology and Mineral Industries Account). [2007 c.672 §3]

Chapter 520

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate recovery of oil resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; require­ments for exploring for or produc­tion of geothermal or oil or gas resources, (1974) Vol 37, p 68

Law Review Cita­tions

13 WLJ 305 (1977)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 520—Conservation of Gas and Oil, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors520.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 520, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­520ano.­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