June 4, 2013
For immediate release
Land Board to consider waterway rules at June 11 public meeting
Note: The Land Board will meet in executive session with the Board of Forestry to confer with legal counsel regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. The executive session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h), and is closed to the public. Members of the news media may attend, under provisions of ORS 192.660.
Salem – New administrative rules limiting the use of motorized vehicles on the Chetco River, and governing remediation and habitat restoration on state-owned submerged and submersible land are proposed for adoption by the State Land Board at their June meeting.
Both sets of rules were developed in cooperation with public advisory committees and through formal public comment processes. Because the comment periods are now closed, no public testimony on the proposed rules will be accepted at the meeting.
In other business, the Land Board will consider the sale of historically filled lands in the City of Wheeler (Tillamook County) and receive the annual report on the Unclaimed Property Program and an update on 2013 legislative activity. The Board also will consider a request for review and determination of a possible sale of three forested land parcels in Coos and Douglas Counties.
The meeting will be held at the State Lands Building, 775 Summer St., NE in Salem, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities.
If you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please notify Lorna Stafford at (503) 986-5224 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two working days prior to the meeting.
The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.