Termination of an Easement
(1)The Department may terminate any easement:
(a) If there is no use of, or development placed on the easement area for five consecutive years;
(b) If the easement is for a structure or facility necessary for the use of water on state-owned submerged and submersible land and the associated right to use water is cancelled by the Oregon Water Resources Department or abandoned by the easement Holder. Upon such termination, the Department will notify the easement Holder in writing using the last known address reported by the easement Holder to the Department. This notification will state that the easement has terminated, and that the easement Holder will have 30 calendar days from the date of the notice to respond in writing to the Director why the easement should be reinstated. The Director will notify the easement Holder in writing of his/her decision within 60 calendar days of receipt of the request for reinstatement of the easement; or
(c) If the Holder of the easement fails to comply with these rules or the terms and conditions of the easement, or violates other laws covering the use of their authorized area, the Department will notify the Holder of the easement in writing of the default and demand correction within a specified time frame. If the Holder of an easement fails to correct the default within the time frame specified, the Department may:
(A) Modify or terminate the easement;
(B) Invoke other remedies as provided in OAR 141-123-0120 (Enforcement Actions; Civil Penalties and Other Remedies).
(2) Notwithstanding the provision of OAR 141-123-0090 (Termination of an Easement)(1), the Department will not terminate a term easement if the Holder of the easement is ready, but unable to commence the requested use within the five-year period due to their inability to obtain other required authorizations within the five-year period.
Rule 141-123-0090 — Termination of an Easement,