|Primary Goal |
Even though civil penalties are used to discourage operators, landowners and timber owners from committing violations that could result in resource damage, ODF’s Civil Penalty program is primarily focused on preventing and correcting damage to Oregon’s forest resources. The program is set up so that resource enhancement and mitigation measures can be substituted for all or part of a civil penalty. Of course, the extent and feasibility of such mitigation depends not only upon your level of cooperation, but your previous record in abiding by the FPA’s rules and regulations.
Your cooperation can minimize civil penalty assessments
Measures can be undertaken to minimize the amount of a civil penalty that is assessed following a Forest Practices Act (FPA) violation in Oregon. If the activities that are in violation are ceased and damage is repaired in a timely manner, where feasible, your cooperation will be considered in assessing a civil penalty.
Quarterly and yearly civil penalties data
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