(1)“Agriculture” means the cultivation of land to grow crops or the raising of livestock.
(2)“Applicant” is any person applying for a special use authorization.
(3)“Appraised Value” means an estimate of the current fair market value of property derived by disinterested persons of suitable qualifications, for example, a licensed independent appraiser.
(4)“Asset Management Plan” is the plan adopted by the State Land Board that provides the policy direction and management principles to guide both the short and long term management by the Department of State Lands of the Common School Fund’s real estate assets.
(5)“Authorized” is the area of state-owned land defined in the special use authorization for which a use is authorized.
(6)“Biomass” refers to renewable organic matter such as agricultural crops and residue, wood and wood waste, animal and human waste, aquatic plants and organic components of municipal and industrial wastes.
(7)“Biomass Generating Facility” includes, but is not limited to the furnaces, boilers, combustors, digesters, gasifers, turbine systems and other related equipment used to produce electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel from biomass.
(8)“By-Products” means all commercially valuable products other than heat energy obtained in conjunction with the development of Geothermal Resources excluding oil, hydrocarbon gas, and other hydrocarbon substances.
(9)“Commercial” means a use that results in or is associated with any monetary consideration or gain.
(10)“Commercial Electrical Energy Generating Installation”
(a)Is any electrical energy generating facility:
(A)Operated as a commercial venture (as contrasted to being operated as a demonstration project);
(B)Connected to the regional power grid and used to meet local or regional demand for electricity; or
(C)Used to meet all or part of the electricity demand by a person who may otherwise have to purchase the electricity produced by the facility from another source.
(b)Does not include any solar, wind or hydroelectric devices operated by a person who uses them to generate electricity for their home and who sells excess self-generated electricity back to a utility under a net metering agreement.
(11)“Communications Facility” consists of the towers, antennas, dishes, buildings and associated equipment used to transmit or receive radio, microwave, wireless communications, and other electronic signals. The roads, pipes, conduits, and fiber optic, electrical, and other cables that cross state-owned land to serve a communications facility, however, are governed by the administrative rules for granting easements on state-owned land.
(12)“Comparative compensatory payment” is the amount of money paid to the owners of parcels that are similar to the state-owned land requested by an applicant for a use that is the same as, or similar to that requested by an applicant. When the applicant’s requested use is in, on or over Trust Land, the comparative compensatory payment is the maximum amount of money private landowners receive for the same or similar uses in, on or over parcels that they own that are similar to the Trust Land requested by the applicant.
(13)“Compensation” or “Compensatory Payment” is the amount of money paid for a special use authorization to the Department for the use of Department-managed land.
(14)“Construction Period” as applied to wind, geothermal resources and solar energy projects is the time during which construction of the commercial electrical energy generating installation is underway.
(15)“Cropshare” is a method of determining the compensation to be paid by a lessee for the use of state-owned land for agricultural purposes in which the owner of the land receives a pre-agreed percentage of the value of the crop at the time it is harvested or sold.
(16)“Demonstration Project” is a limited duration activity of less than three years designed primarily to investigate or test the economic and technological viability of a concept or use of state-owned land under a license granted by the Department.
(17)“Department” means the Department of State Lands.
(18)“Development” is any structure (for example, a communications or cellular tower, shed or barn, fence, irrigation system, wind turbine, solar mirror or recreational cabin) authorized by the Department on an area of state-owned land managed by the Department.
(19)“Director” means the Director of the Department of State Lands or designee.
(20)“Geothermal Resources” means the natural heat of the earth, the energy, in whatever form, below the surface of the earth present in, resulting from, or created by or which may be extracted from, the natural heat, and all minerals in solution or other products obtained from naturally heated fluids, brines, associated gases, and steam, in whatever form, found below the surface of the earth, exclusive of helium or of oil, hydrocarbon gas, or other hydrocarbon substances, but including specifically:
(a)All products of geothermal processes, embracing indigenous steam, hot water, and hot brines;
(b)Steam and other gases, hot water and hot brines resulting from water, gas, or other fluids artificially introduced into geothermal formations;
(c)Heat or other associated energy found in geothermal formations; and
(d)Any by-product derived from them.
(21)“Historically Filled Lands” means those lands protruding above the line of ordinary high water, whether or not connected with the adjoining or opposite upland or riparian land on the same side of the body of water, which have been created prior to May 28, 1963 upon state-owned submerged and submersible land by artificial fill or deposit, and not including bridges, wharves and similar structures constructed upon state-owned submerged and submersible land by other than artificial fill or deposit.
(22)“Industrial, Business and Commercial Purpose” are uses of state-owned land not governed by other Department administrative rules. Such uses include, but are not limited to office buildings, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, outfitting and guide facilities and restaurants.
(23)“Lease” is a written authorization issued by the Department to a person to use a specific area of state-owned land for a special use under specific terms and conditions. The term of a lease is for one to 30 years.
(24)“Lessee” refers to any person having a special uses lease granted by the Department authorizing a special use on state-owned land managed by the Department.
(25)“License” is a written authorization issued by the Department to a person allowing the non-exclusive, short-term use of a specific area of state-owned land for a specific use under specific terms and conditions. A special use license has a maximum term of less than three years.
(26)“Licensee” refers to any person having a special use license granted by the Department authorizing a special use on state-owned land managed by the Department.
(27)“Materials and Equipment Storage” means the storage of logs, hay, containers, automobiles, coal, machinery or other items or materials on state-owned land (exclusive of rock, sand, gravel and silt derived from state-owned submerged and submersible land which are governed by other administrative rules).
(28)“Non-Trust Land” is land owned or managed by the Department other than Trust Land. Examples of Non-Trust Land include state-owned Swamp Land Act Land, and submerged and submersible land (land below ordinary high water) under navigable and tidally influenced waterways.
(29)“Operation Period” as applied to wind, solar, geothermal resources and biomass energy projects begins when the delivery of electricity from the commercial electrical generating installation begins.
(30)“Outfitting and Guiding Services” include, but are not limited to commercial businesses involved in leading, protecting, instructing, training, packing, guiding, transporting, supervising, interpreting, or otherwise assisting any person in the conduct of outdoor recreational activities. The rental of equipment alone for use in outdoor recreational activities does not constitute commercial outfitting and guiding services.
(31)“Person” includes individuals, corporation, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint stock companies as well as any state or other governmental or political subdivision or agency, public corporation, public authority, or Indian Tribe.
(32)“Preference Right” means a riparian property owner’s statutory privilege, as found in ORS 274.040 (Sale or lease of submersible lands)(1), to obtain a lease without advertisement or competitive bid for the state-owned submerged and submersible land that fronts and abuts the riparian owner’s property. The Department will not recognize a claim of lease preference right from a non-riparian owner. A person claiming the right of occupancy to submerged and submersible land under a conveyance recorded before January 1, 1981, has a preference right to the requested area.
(33)“Preference Right Holder” means the person holding the preference right to lease as defined in these rules and ORS 274.040 (Sale or lease of submersible lands)(1).
(34)“Rangeland” is state land designated and managed by the Department for rangeland purposes.
(35)“Rangeland Purpose” is the use of rangeland for livestock grazing or conservation use.
(36)“Recreational Cabin” is a dwelling used only periodically or seasonally and is not the principal residence of the owner(s).
(37)“Semiprecious Stones” are gemstones having a commercial value that is less than precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Semiprecious stones include, but are not limited to amethyst, garnet, jade, sunstone, topaz, tourmaline and zircon.
(38)“Short Term Access Authorization” is a non-renewable written authorization issued by the Department for a specific length of time determined by the Director that allows a person to enter a specific parcel of state-owned land for a particular purpose as described in OAR 141-125-0205 (Short Term Access Authorization Application Requirements, Review and Approval Process).
(39)“Solar Energy Installation” includes, but is not limited to the photovoltaic panels, mirrors, power towers, heat engines, generators, transformers, inverters, parabolic troughs and other equipment required to produce electricity from solar energy.
(40)“Special Use” is a use of state-owned land not specifically governed by other Department administrative rules. Special uses are listed in OAR 141-125-0100 (Purpose And Applicability)(2) and (3).
(41)“Special Use Authorization” is a lease, license or short-term access authorization issued by the Department to a person to use a specific area of state-owned land for a special use under specific terms and conditions.
(42)“State Owned Land” is land owned or managed by the Department or its agents and includes Trust and Non-Trust Land.
(43)“Submerged Land” means land lying below the line of ordinary low water of all title navigable and tidally influenced water within the boundaries of the State of Oregon.
(44)“Submersible Land” means land lying above the line of ordinary low water and below the line of ordinary high water of all title navigable and tidally influenced water within the boundaries of the State of Oregon.
(45)“Sunken Log, Woody Debris and Abandoned Piling Salvage” means the retrieval of sunken logs, woody debris and abandoned pilings lying on, or partially or wholly embedded in state-owned land underlying Oregon’s rivers and lakes that are removed for their commercial value.
(46)“Territorial Sea” has the same meaning as provided in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515)(6). It includes the waters and seabed extending three geographical miles seaward from the line of mean low water to the extent of state jurisdiction.
(47)“Trust Land” is land granted to the state upon its admission into the Union, or obtained by the state as the result of an exchange of Trust Land, or obtained in lieu of originally granted Trust Land, or purchased with trust funds, or obtained through foreclosure of loans using trust funds.
(48)“Upland Quarry” is a site on state-owned land from which rock, boulders, sand, gravel, silt or soil is removed for use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
(49)“Wind Farm” is a facility consisting of wind turbines interconnected by an electrical collection system.
(50)“Wind Turbine” is a machine that converts the force of the wind into electrical energy. A wind turbine usually consists of one or more moving blades connected to an electrical generator that is mounted on a tower.
Rule 141-125-0120 — Definitions,