Process for Offering a Lease for the Removal or Use of Material From State-Owned Submerged and Submersible Land
(1)If the proposed lease area consists of a single parcel, or two or more contiguous parcels owned by the same person, the Department will extend the boundaries of the single parcel or combined group of single-ownership parcels perpendicular to the thread of the stream creating a single lease parcel that fronts and abuts the upland ownership.
(2)If the proposed lease area consists of parcels having different owners, the Department will subdivide the requested lease area into smaller parcels by extending lines perpendicular to the thread of the stream from the boundaries of, or within the boundaries of the adjacent riparian tax lot so that there is a separate lease parcel for each parcel of property that fronts and abuts the lease area.
(3)In accordance with the proposed use(s), the Department will calculate in a manner consistent with OAR 141-014-0320 (Compensation Exempt Activities) and 141-014-0330 (Compensation) a minimum annual compensatory payment for each lease parcel. The minimum bid or compensation amount shall be established by the Department based on the:
(a)Compensation rate in effect at the time that the application is received by the Department; and
(b)The amount of material that the applicant states on their application they intend to remove or use each year for the term of the lease requested.
(4)The Department will notify each preference right holder in writing that a lease application has been approved by the Department and provide 30 calendar days from the date on the letter of notification for the preference right holder to exercise their preference right to take the lease at the established minimum annual compensatory payment.
(5)If the preference right holder has accepted the offer of a preference right to lease and has executed the lease form and all other documents and remitted the required minimum annual lease rental payment within the required 30 calendar day period, the Department will execute the lease.
(6)If the preference right holder does not exercise the preference right to take a lease applied for by another person, the Department will prepare and publish an advertisement for bids pursuant to ORS 274.040 (Sale or lease of submersible lands) and hold a public auction pursuant to OAR 141-014-0290. The highest qualified bidder will be awarded the lease. The minimum bid amount will be set by the Department.
Rule 141-014-0270 — Process for Offering a Lease for the Removal or Use of Material From State-Owned Submerged and Submersible Land,