Sale Procedures for Rangelands/Common School Grazing Lands
(1)After rangeland is determined to be “available for sale” as described in OAR 141-067-0220 (General Procedures for Land Sales (Except OAR 141-067-0215)), if a forage lessee of the land has not already done so, the forage lessee may apply, on a form prescribed by the Department, to purchase the lands.
(2)A forage lessee is qualified to purchase rangeland it leases if the forage lessee meets all of the following requirements:
(a)The forage lessee is an individual person;
(b)The forage lessee is a resident of Oregon; and
(c)The forage lessee owns, in fee simple, land immediately adjacent to the land classified as “available for sale” (lands are considered to be adjacent if their boundaries are common or intersect at a common point); and
(A)The forage lessee is in compliance with all lease terms and conditions; or
(B)The forage lease affords the lessee an opportunity to purchase the leasehold.
(3)Based on the forage lessee’s representation of eligibility as shown on the application form, the Director will certify that the forage lessee is qualified to purchase rangeland under OAR 141-067-0230 (Sale Procedures for Rangelands/Common School Grazing Lands)(2). The Department will promptly notify the forage lessee of the Director’s decision by registered or certified mail. The Director will advise the forage lessee of deficiencies in the event the forage lessee is not certified as eligible in the land sale process as described in 141-067-0230 (Sale Procedures for Rangelands/Common School Grazing Lands)(2).
(4)If a qualified eligible forage lessee does not respond to the Department ’s notice as described in OAR 141-067-0220 (General Procedures for Land Sales (Except OAR 141-067-0215))(4) within 90 calendar days of the sending date of the registered or certified mail notice, then the forage lessee will be ineligible to participate in the land sale process described in 141-067-0270 (Methods for Conducting Land Sales)(2)(e).
Rule 141-067-0230 — Sale Procedures for Rangelands/Common School Grazing Lands,