For the purposes of these rules, the following terms will have the following definitions, unless the text clearly indicates otherwise:
“Federally authorized project” means a project that has been authorized or qualifies for federal funding from the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
“Non-federal project” means a navigation project that is eligible under these rules but does not qualify for federal funding from the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
“Fund” means the Marine Navigation Improvement Fund.
“Project” means studies, necessary permits, dredging, acquisition, modification and maintenance of dredge disposal sites and construction of a new navigation improvement project that is sponsored by a port and is eligible for assistance from the Fund. A project can be either a federally authorized project or a non-federally authorized project.
“Non-Federal Share” means that portion of a project cost not paid for by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
“New Navigation Improvement Project” means, for the purpose of ORS 777.267(1)(b) a water project that directly supports, or provides access to, a federally authorized navigation improvement project or a federally authorized navigation channel. To be characterized as new, the dredging activity must go beyond previously maintained improvements such as deeper channel depths or wider breadth of area being served. However, “New Navigational Improvement project” does not include dredging deeper than the depths of the federally authorized navigation improvement project.