(1)Applicability. This rule sets forth conditions under which a person may, without an individual removal-fill permit from the Department, place or remove material within waters of this state, excluding State Scenic Waterways, as defined in OAR 141-085 for the purposes set forth in a GP.
(2)Department Determination of Eligibility. To be eligible for a GP, a project must comply with the general conditions described in OAR 141-093-0135 (General Conditions) as well as the individual GP’s purpose, eligibility, authorized activities and activity-specific conditions. In the event a dispute arises as to the applicability of a GP to any project application, the Department will make the final determination.
(3)Thresholds and Best Management Practices (BMPs). BMPs necessary to comply with the general conditions are not included in the thresholds under each GP.
(4)Individual Permit May Be Required. The Department may require an individual removal-fill permit for a project that would otherwise be authorized by a GP if:
(a)The activity conducted under the permit may have unpredictable effects or outcomes which may result in unacceptable individual or cumulative environmental effects to waters of this state; or
(b)The activity might result in long-term harm to the water resources of this state; or
(c)If the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality or the affected local land use planning department request that the Department do so.
Rule 141-093-0104 — Project Applicability,