Increasing or decreasing size of protected area
- • consolidation of areas
(1) Upon receiving a petition of any 25 or more landowners, representing at least 70 percent of the acres of land, situated within a protected area, the State Department of Agriculture may include additional adjacent territory in a protected area or withdraw territory from a protected area. The procedures to be followed by the department in considering such petition shall be those set forth in ORS 561.510 (Quarantines) to 561.590 (Violation of quarantine prohibited) governing the procedures for the declaration of quarantines.
(2)(a) Upon receiving a petition of any 25 or more landowners, representing at least 70 percent of the acres of land, situated within two or more adjacent protected areas, the department may consolidate such adjacent protected areas. The procedures shall be the same as described in subsection (1) of this section.
(b) In the event of consolidation of protected areas, the corporate existence and terms of office of the area committee members of the preexisting protected areas shall terminate upon the filing of the order described in ORS 634.216 (Protected area as governmental subdivision upon completion of required filings). ORS 634.216 (Protected area as governmental subdivision upon completion of required filings) applies to the newly consolidated protected area, and all rights, powers, assets and duties of the several preexisting protected areas shall be vested in, and assumed by the newly consolidated protected area.
(c) The establishment, organization, duties and authority of the area committee of the consolidated protected area shall be in accordance with ORS 634.226 (Protected area governing committee). [1973 c.341 §29; 2009 c.98 §30]
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