ORS 390.655¹
Standards for improvement permits

The State Parks and Recreation Department shall consider applications and issue permits under ORS 390.650 (Improvement permit procedure) in accordance with standards designed to promote the public health, safety and welfare and carry out the policy of ORS 390.610 (Policy), 390.620 (Pacific shore not to be alienated) to 390.676 (Schedule of civil penalties), 390.690 (Title and rights of state unimpaired) and 390.705 (Prohibition against placing certain conduits across recreation area and against removal of natural products) to 390.770 (Vegetation line described). The standards shall be based on the following considerations, among others:

(1) The public need for healthful, safe, aesthetic surroundings and conditions; the natural scenic, recreational and other resources of the area; and the present and prospective need for conservation and development of those resources.

(2) The physical characteristics or the changes in the physical characteristics of the area and suitability of the area for particular uses and improvements.

(3) The land uses, including public recreational use if any, and the improvements in the area, the trends in land uses and improvements, the density of development and the property values in the area.

(4) The need for recreation and other facilities and enterprises in the future development of the area and the need for access to particular sites in the area. [1969 c.601 §11; 1979 c.186 §22]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

20 EL 1001 (1990); 35 WLR 183 (1999)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails Parks; Recreation;, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors390.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 390, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano390.­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.
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