ORS 274.376¹
Definitions for ORS 274.376 to 274.388

As used in ORS 274.376 (Definitions for ORS 274.376 to 274.388) to 274.388 (Submerged Lands Enhancement Fund):

(1) “Abandoned structure” means a structure that has been left without authorization on, under or over state-owned submerged or submersible lands.

(2) “Abandoned vessel” has the meaning given that term in ORS 830.908 (Definitions for ORS 830.908 to 830.948).

(3) “Derelict structure” means a structure that is on, under or over state-owned submerged or submersible lands and that is:

(a) Sunk or in imminent danger of sinking due to its dilapidated condition;

(b) Obstructing a waterway;

(c) Endangering life or property; or

(d) In dilapidated condition such that it is in danger of becoming an environmental hazard as evidenced by instances of leaking fuel, sewage or other pollutants.

(4) “Derelict vessel” has the meaning given that term in ORS 830.908 (Definitions for ORS 830.908 to 830.948).

(5) “Marine debris” means any manufactured or processed solid material that:

(a) Persists in the marine environment; and

(b) Is disposed of or abandoned, either with intention or unintentionally, in any waters of which the submersible or submerged lands belong to the State of Oregon.

(6) “Owner” means a person who has a property interest in a structure or vessel. [2015 c.715 §1]

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/­ors/­ors274.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 274, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano274.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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