Oregon Department of Forestry

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  • OAR 629-001: Procedural RulesIncludes: Administrative rule notification, definitions, model rules of procedure, agency representation by officer or employee, rules of procedure for contested cases & applicability, requesting hearings, conduct of hearings, transmittal of questions to the agency, immediate review by agency, exceptions to proposed orders, final orders in contested cases, reconsideration and rehearing, delegation of authority to state forester, delegation of authority to state forester - responding to claims under ORS 197.352
  • OAR 629-010: Board Administration; Public Records; ParkingIncludes: Board administration, rules of order, chairperson, agendas, order of business, quorum, meetings and notice, committees, attendance, compensation of board members, public records - charges for copying and purchasing public records, parking at department-owned facilities
  • OAR 629-020: State Agency Coordination ProgramIncludes: Compliance with the statewide planning goals, acknowledged comprehensive plans and land use regulations, dispute resolution, new or amended land use programs, affected state and federal agencies and special districts, local governments
  • OAR 629-021: Stewardship AgreementsIncludes: Definitions, stewardship agreement application process, application review, criteria to evaluate adequacy of a landowner management plan to meet purpose of rules, stewardship agreement, decision authority, agreement audits, revising stewardship agreements, terminating stewardship agreements, periodic review of program
  • OAR 629-022: Forest Resource TrustIncludes: Purpose and trust responsibilities, applicability, project criteria, carbon offsets, state forester exceptions to these rules, trust funds - eligibility, applying, donations, loan program - project plan, approval of a proposed project, loan program contract, loan program security instrument, implementing the project plan; payments, landowner obligations, project rates and costs, resource management professional fees, life of the contract, repaying trust funds, interest rate, catastrophe; salvage adjustments, adequately stocked forest stand, trust administration - landowner breach of loan program contract, remedies for breach of loan program contract, cost-share program - scope, approval, plan and landowner obligations, payment procedures, practice plan, special circumstances
  • OAR 629-023: Forest TaxationIncludes: Western Oregon forest land tax - management standards, reporting underproductive or unmanaged forest land, underproductive forestland conversion tax credit - purpose of the rules, eligible project costs, standards and specifications, preliminary certificate issuance, final certificate issuance, appeal rights
  • OAR 629-025: Forest Park and Recreation AreasIncludes: Permits - general regulations, sponsored events, large commercial events, health and safety standards - large commercial events, fees, reservations, veteran’s special access pass and active duty military waiver, general forest recreation rules and public conduct, designated recreation areas, campground and day use areas, use of roads and trails, removing unattended personal property, enforcement, evictions, and exclusions, criminal penalty for large commercial event offense, violations and fines
  • OAR 629-028: Special Forest Products; Woodcutting Permitting On State Forest LandsIncludes: Special forest products - purpose, permission, permit by landowner, forms; process for adding, removing or modifying special forest products from the definition of special forest products, woodcutting permitting on state forest lands, permit fee associated with woodcutting permits, criteria for fee charge, requirements of permittees of woodcutting permits on state forest lands
  • OAR 629-029: Sale of Forest Products from Lands Owned or Managed by the State Board of ForestryIncludes: Sale contract, competition in forest products sale contracts, bids are offers, bid preparation instructions, bidder examination, bidder submissions, time for receipt of bids, bid security, pre-bid conferences, pre-opening modification or withdrawal of bids, receipt, opening, and recording of bids, cancellation of invitations to bid, disposition of bids if solicitation cancelled, late bids, late withdrawals, and late modifications, mistakes in bids, bid evaluation and award, bidder disqualification, high tie bids, rejection of individual bids, rejection of all bids, contract award, protest of contract award, availability of award decision, performance bond, payment bond, contract cancellation procedures, contract requirements, qualification process
  • OAR 629-031: Log Export RulesIncludes: Criteria for eligibility to purchase state timber or logs, prohibition against indirect substitution, applicable state timber, surplus timber, reporting requirements, purchaser disqualification and termination of contracts, log branding and marking requirements, enforcement
  • OAR 629-032: Procedures Governing Defaults on Board of Forestry Timber Sale ContractsIncludes: Purpose, definitions, notice of default to purchaser, contested case hearing, provisions
  • OAR 629-033: State Forest Land Acquisitions and ExchangesIncludes: Purpose for acquisitions and exchanges, long range acquisition and exchange plans, land status, designation, and classification, approvals, public hearings, monetary consideration in exchanges, timber harvest of potential exchange parcels, valuation of acquisition or exchange parcels, mineral interests, appeal of board approval
  • OAR 629-034: Log Scaling Agreements and Scaling Facility RequirementsIncludes: Definitions, purpose, third party scaling agreement and scaling facility requirements
  • OAR 629-035: Management of State Forest LandsIncludes: Findings and principles concerning lands acquired under ORS chapter 530, greatest permanent value, forest management planning, forest land base designation, forest land base designation maps, forest land management classifications, forest land management classification system, changes to forest land management classifications, forest land exchanges and acquisitions, public involvement, consultation with forest trust land advisory committee, existing long range plans, adopted forest management plan documents, management of common school fund lands
  • OAR 629-041: Protection AdministrationIncludes: Actual cost formulas, cost limitations, appeals and hearings before the state board of forestry, procedures for contracts, agreements and renewals, confidentiality and inadmissibility of mediation communications, administration, Forest protection district boundaries: Central Oregon, Coos, Douglas, Klamath-Lake, North Cascade, Northeast Oregon, Northwest Oregon, South Cascade, Southwest Oregon, Walker Range, West Oregon, Western Lane
  • OAR 629-042: Fire ControlIncludes: Forest protection plans, liability of forestland owner or operator; further defined
  • OAR 629-043: Fire PreventionIncludes: Snag falling, spark arresters, water supply and equipment for fire suppression, additional water supply and equipment, fire tools and fire extinguishers, operation area fire prevention, fire watch service, power saws, burning permits, slash hazard release, payment for additional fire hazard, operation closedown, permits to use fire or power-driven machinery, additional fire hazard
  • OAR 629-044: Wildfire Hazard Zones; Wildland-Urban InterfaceIncludes: Hazard factors - fire weather, topography, natural vegetative fuel, natural vegetative fuel distribution; forestland-urban interface lands identified and classified by a committee, high density extreme classification, periodic forestland-urban interface lands identification and classification, forestland-urban interface lands identification and classification by the state forester, standards, fuel break requirements, written evaluation, certification, accredited assessors, special assessments
  • OAR 629-045: Forestland Classification RulesIncludes: Identification and classification of forestland by a committee, classification requirements and limitations, mapping requirements and boundary recommendations, community meetings, formal written order requirements, limitations and requirements for forest protection district actions, limitations and classification by the state forester, length of committee member terms
  • OAR 629-046: Log BrandsIncludes: Special definition “brand,” forest products – manufacturing, branding bundles, bolts, shake bolts, stud logs; branding - conspicuous place
  • OAR 629-047: Enforcement PolicyIncludes: Basic enforcement action, fire prevention citation issuance and enforcement limitations, records, enforcement policies for ORS
  • OAR 629-048: Smoke ManagementIncludes: Fees and necessity of prescribed burning, regulated areas, characterization of smoke incidents or intrusions, air quality maintenance and visibility objectives, smoke sensitive receptor areas, criteria for future listing of smoke sensitive receptor areas, bear creek/rogue river valley ssra, alternatives to burning, best burn practices; emission reduction techniques, forecast and burn procedures, registration of intent to burn, reporting of accomplishments, emission inventories, coordination with other regulating jurisdictions and for other pollutants, periodic evaluation and adaptive management, enforcement
  • OAR 629-051: Forest Insect and Disease ManagementIncludes: Management and control actions, costs of control, introduced pests
  • OAR 629-065: State Forester's RulesIncludes: Oregon forest resources institute election process, duty of the state forester to appoint/remove OFRI members of the board, make up of board - representation, qualifications, application for OFRI board member, appointment generally
  • OAR 629-160: Emergency Fire Cost Committee Procedural RulesIncludes: Administrative rule notification, model rules of procedure
  • OAR 629-165: Oregon Forest Land Protection FundIncludes: Emergency fires, additional amount not considered emergency fire suppression costs, deductibles - amount per acre, fund balances - unencumbered balance, transfer of funds from state treasurer, claims processes - evidence of necessity, qualifications for payment, payments for fire suppression costs, collection - approval, reimbursement to account
  • OAR 629-170: Firefighter Criminal Defense ExpendituresIncludes: Request for reimbursement of defense costs, state forester’s investigation, determination of eligibility for reimbursement, funding, written agreement; terms of reimbursement, special case
  • OAR 629-600: Forest Practice DefinitionsIncludes: Forest practice rules, definitions
  • OAR 629-605: Planning Forest OperationsIncludes: Notice of federal endangered species act, annual review, consultation, compliance with the rules and regulations of the department of environmental quality and statutory requirements, notification to the state forester - types of operations and when, where and how; forest practices regions, statutory written plans, plans for an alternate practice, harvest type 3 units exceeding 120 acres and within single ownerships, interim process for protecting sensitive resource sites requiring written plans, written plans for operations near critical, threatened or endangered wildlife habitat sites, judicial determinations of rule validity, forest activity safety, modification of requirements for forest health and public safety
  • OAR 629-610: Forest Practices Reforestation RulesIncludes: Forestlands suitable for reforestation, reforestation stocking standards, natural reforestation methods, time allowed for reforestation, acceptable species for reforestation and residual stand stocking, use of non-native tree species, suspension of the reforestation rules, revegetation when reforestation is not required, exemption from reforestation for land uses not compatible with forest tree cover
  • OAR 629-611: Forest Practice Afforestation Incentive RulesIncludes: Qualifications and procedures, fee for inspection and certification
  • OAR 629-615: Treatment of SlashIncludes: Maintenance of productivity and related values, mechanical site preparation near waters of the state, protection of soil productivity during mechanical site preparation, prescribed burning
  • OAR 629-620: Chemical and Other Petroleum Product RulesIncludes: Preventing, controlling, and reporting leaks and spills of chemicals and other petroleum products; protection of water quality during mixing of chemicals; locations of mixing, transfer, and staging areas for chemicals and other petroleum products; protection of the waters of the state and other resources when applying chemicals, disposal of chemical containers, daily records of chemical applications, chemical and other petroleum product rules: effectiveness monitoring and evaluation, notification of community water system managers when applying chemicals
  • OAR 629-623: Shallow, Rapidly Moving Landslides and Public SafetyIncludes: Screening for high landslide hazard locations and exposed population, exposure categories, shallow rapidly moving landslide impact rating, public safety risk levels, restriction of timber harvesting and restriction of road construction - substantial public safety risk, timber harvesting and road construction - intermediate public safety risk, protection along debris torrent-prone streams, written plans to evaluate public safety risk, hazard mitigation and risk reduction projects
  • OAR 629-625: Forest Road Construction and MaintenanceIncludes: Written plans for road construction, road location, road design, road prism, stream crossing structures, drainage, waste disposal areas, road construction, disposal of waste materials, stream protection, stabilization, rock pits and quarries, road maintenance, vacating forest roads, wet weather road use
  • OAR 629-630: HarvestingIncludes: Skidding and yarding practices, ground-based harvesting on steep or erosion-prone slopes, landings, drainage systems, treatment of waste materials, harvesting on high landslide hazard locations, felling - removal of slash, yarding - cable equipment near waters of the state, yarding - ground-based equipment near waters of the state
  • OAR 629-635: Water Protection Rules: Purpose, Goals, Classification and Riparian Management AreasIncludes: Purpose, goals, classification and riparian management goals; monitoring, watershed specific practices for water quality limited watersheds and threatened or endangered aquatic species, water classification, designation of waters - notice to landowners - reconsideration, geographic regions, riparian management areas and water quality protection measures, riparian management area widths for streams
  • OAR 629-642: Water Protection Rules: Vegetation Along StreamsIncludes: Vegetation retention goals for streams - desired future conditions, general vegetation retention prescription for type F streams and type SSBT streams, relief for general vegetation retention prescriptions for type SSBT streams, placing large wood key pieces in type F or type SSBT streams to improve fish habitat, live tree retention credit for improvement of type F and type SSBT streams, general vegetation retention prescription for type D and type N streams, leaving green trees and snags along small type N streams subject to rapidly moving landslides, alternative vegetation retention prescriptions, site specific vegetation retention prescriptions and restoration for streams and riparian management areas
  • OAR 629-645: Water Protection Rules: Riparian Management Areas and Protection Measures For Significant WetlandsIncludes: Riparian management areas and protection measures for significant wetlands, live tree retention, site-specific vegetation retention prescriptions, soil and hydrologic function protection, understory vegetation retention, snag and downed wood retention
  • OAR 629-650: Water Protection Rules: Riparian Management Areas and Protection Measures For LakesIncludes: Riparian management areas and protection measures for lakes, written plans for operations near large lakes, live tree retention for lakes, soil and hydrologic function protection for lakes, understory vegetation retention for lakes, snag retention and downed wood retention for lakes
  • OAR 629-655: Water Protection Rules: Protection Measures for “Other Wetlands,” Seeps and SpringsIncludes: Protection measures for "other wetlands," seeps and springs
  • OAR 629-660: Water Protection Rules: Specific Rules for Operations Near Waters of the StateIncludes: Stream channel changes, beaver dams or other natural obstructions, headwater amphibian species
  • OAR 629-670: Forest Practices Administration - Enforcement and Civil PenaltiesIncludes: Enforcement policy and action, inspections - compliance determination, the concept of damage, using the written statement of unsatisfactory condition to prevent damage and for failure to begin timely reforestation and for noncompliance with procedural rules, issuing a citation and an order to cease further violation, criminal prosecution, assessment of civil penalties - notice of penalty, amount of civil penalties, reducing the civil penalty after repairs are complete, civil penalty administrator discretion, amount of penalties - special circumstances, civil penalties contested case hearings procedures, requesting a hearing - stating claims and defenses, requesting a reduced civil penalty due to financial hardship, orders prohibiting new operations
  • OAR 629-672: Forest Practices AdministrationIncludes: Orders of the state forester, hearings for operators, landowners or timber owners, hearings for persons adversely affected by an operation for which a written plan is required under ORS 527.670(3), stay of operation, actual damages resulting from a stay - attorney’s fees
  • OAR 629-674: Forest Practices Administration - Access to Notification and Written PlansIncludes: Procedures for requesting copies of notifications and written plans - fees, exemption from sending written plans to department of revenue or county assessors
  • OAR 629-676: Forest Practices Administration - Regional Forest Practice CommitteesIncludes: Regional forest practice committee responsibilities; member qualifications, appointments, organization; conduct of meetings
  • OAR 629-680: Resource Site Inventory and Protection Process RulesIncludes: Resource site defined for the purpose of a hearing, reporting, process for board evaluation of threatened and endangered fish and wildlife species that use resource sites that are sensitive to forest practices, process for board listing and de-listing species that use sensitive bird nesting, roosting, and watering sites; criteria to identify sensitive bird nesting, roosting, and watering sites; process for determining forest practices conflicts and consequences - protection requirements for the resource site, significant wetland types, protection goal for biological sites, process to inventory a biological site, biological sites criteria
  • ORS 182: State Administrative AgenciesIncludes: Relationship of state agencies with Indian tribes
  • ORS 192: Records; Public Reports and MeetingsIncludes: Records; public reports and meetings law
  • ORS 197: Comprehensive Land Use Planning CoordinationIncludes: Comprehensive land use planning coordination
  • ORS 315: Personal and Corporate Income or Excise Tax CreditsIncludes: Reforestation tax credit
  • ORS 321: Timber TaxesIncludes: Timber and forestland taxation, forest products harvest tax
  • ORS 476: State Fire Marshal, Protection From FireIncludes: State Fire Marshal, protection from fire
  • ORS 477: Fire Protection of Forests and VegetationIncludes: Smoke Management Plan, fire prevention, burn permits, smoke management burn fees
  • ORS 478: Rural Fire Protection DistrictsIncludes: Rural fire protection districts, protection from fire
  • ORS 526: Forestry AdministrationIncludes: Nonindustrial landowner assistance, urban and community forestry, Carbon offsets, Forest Resource Trust
  • ORS 527: Insect & Disease Control; Forest PracticesIncludes: Integrated pest management, Forest Practices Act
  • ORS 530: State Forests; Community ForestsIncludes: Aquisition, management, and development of state forests
  • ORS 532: Branding of Forest Products and Booming EquipmentIncludes: Log brands
  • ORS 541: Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage; Water Development Projects; Watershed Management and EnhancementIncludes: Salmon & watersheds-OPSW, stewardship agreements
  • ORS 634: Pesticide ControlIncludes: Pesticide control; food and other commodities
 
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