The Legislative Assembly declares that ORS 517.910 (Definitions for ORS 517.910 to 517.989) to 517.989 (Rules applicable to consolidated application) are not intended to provide the legal basis for assumption by the State of Oregon of exclusive jurisdiction over the environmental regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations described in section 503 of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1253). [Formerly 517.955]
Note: 517.951 (Legislative intent not to assume exclusive jurisdiction) was added to and made a part of 517.702 (Legislative findings) to 517.989 (Rules applicable to consolidated application) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.