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Recently Adopted Rules


Revisions to the rules for the General Authorization (GA) for Recreational Placer Mining within ESH are needed to achieve consistency with Senate Bill 3 (2017) and to streamline the process for administering removal-fill permits, reduce paperwork, increase certainty and timeliness, and enhance resource protection. To meet these needs, DSL is modifying rules under OAR Chapter 141, Division 89 to change the rule titles, purpose, eligibility requirements, authorized activities, and activity-specific conditions of the General Authorization for Recreational Placer Mining.

The expiration and no-transfer provisions were developed as part of a recent rulemaking pertaining to the placer mining GA. Due to an error, the expiration and no-transfer provisions were not properly noticed prior to the public hearing and comment period for those rules and could not be adopted as permanent rules. DSL adopted the expiration and no-transfer provisions as temporary rules. DSL is undertaking this rulemaking to adopt the expiration and no-transfer provisions as permanent rules.

Members of the public may send comments via mail or email during the public comment period which ends Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit comments using the comment form below or by mailing:

Anne Friend, Rules Coordinator
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, Oregon 97301-1279

Final DRAFT Rule with Track Changes​
Final DRAFT Rule Changes Accepted - clean copy​
​Fiscal Impact Statem​ent​​​​


The Department of State Lands has concluded rulemaking to codify the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea. These actions include adoption of Part 5 of the Territorial Sea Plan by the Land Conservation and Development Commission; enactment of HB 2694 (2013) – establishing seafloor data sharing requirements; enactment of SB 606 (2013) – amending financial assurance and civil penalty statutes for ocean renewable energy projects; and enactment of SB 319 (2015) refining the Department’s regulatory and proprietary roles in siting ocean renewable energy projects. SB 319 specifically requires the Department to convene a committee to assist in evaluating whether to establish by rule a general permit under ORS 196.816, or grant by rule a general authorization under ORS 196.850, for ocean renewable energy facilities that are used as components of research projects or demonstration projects that produce ocean renewable energy.​ Public Hearings were held on June 20, 21 & 28, 2017 & July 6, 2017 around the state. ​Final rule is being presented to the State Land Board on October 17th at DSL.

Final Rule SOS​



Anne Friend
Rules Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-5245

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