Forest practice standards for operations on public and private land
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(1) The standards established in ORS 527.740 (Harvest type 3 limitations) to 527.750 (Exceeding harvest type 3 size limitation) shall be administered by the State Forester as standards applying to all operations in the state, including those on forestland owned by the state or any political subdivision thereof. Pursuant to ORS 527.710 (Duties and powers of board) the State Board of Forestry shall adopt, repeal or amend forest practice rules as necessary to be consistent with and to implement the standards established in ORS 527.740 (Harvest type 3 limitations) to 527.750 (Exceeding harvest type 3 size limitation). Except as provided in ORS 527.714 (Types of rules), nothing in ORS 468B.100 (Definitions for ORS 468B.105 and 468B.110) to 468B.110 (Authority to establish and enforce water quality standards by rule or order), 477.562 (Registration fee), 527.620 (Definitions for ORS 527.610 to 527.770), 527.670 (Commencement of operations), 527.690 (Failure to comply with order to reforest or repair damage), 527.710 (Duties and powers of board), 527.715 (Rules to establish standards and procedures), 527.722 (Restrictions on local government adoption of rules regulating forest operations), 527.724 (Forest operations to comply with air and water pollution control rules and standards) and 527.736 (Forest practice standards for operations on public and private land) to 527.770 (Good faith compliance with best management practices not violation of water quality standards) shall affect the powers and duties of the board to adopt, or the State Forester to administer, all other regulations pertaining to forest practices under applicable state law.
(2) Nothing in ORS 527.740 (Harvest type 3 limitations) to 527.750 (Exceeding harvest type 3 size limitation) is intended to apply to cutting of trees that is for growth enhancement treatments, as defined by the State Forester, such as thinning or precommercial thinning. [1991 c.919 §3; 1993 c.657 §5; 1995 s.s. c.3 §39r; 1996 c.9 §20]
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