ORS 517.820¹
Extensions of time for submission of proposed reclamation plans
  • time limit for reclamation completion
  • consultation with cooperating agencies

(1) Upon good cause shown, the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries may grant reasonable extensions of time for the completion by the landowner or operator and the submission to the department of a proposed reclamation plan required by ORS 517.790 (Operating permit required for surface mining on certain lands). Each reclamation plan submitted to the department must provide that all reclamation activities shall be completed within three years after the termination of mineral extraction from the surface mining operation conducted within each separate area for which an operating permit is requested. Each such reclamation plan shall be approved by the department if it adequately provides for the reclamation of surface-mined lands.

(2) Prior to approving a proposed reclamation plan, the department shall consult with all other cooperating agencies and appropriate local planning authorities. [1971 c.719 §5; 1977 c.59 §2; 2007 c.318 §17; 2017 c.736 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Depart­ment of Geology and Mineral Industries is not vested with exclusive jurisdic­tion over environ­mental regula­tion of mining lands, for such regula­tion is centralized in Division of State Lands pursuant to [former] ORS 541.610. State ex rel Cox v. Hibbard, 31 Or App 269, 570 P2d 1190 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate mining activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100

Law Review Cita­tions

29 WLR 297 (1993)

Chapter 517

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

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 370 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 517—Mining and Mining Claims, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors517.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 517, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano517.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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