Adoption or Revision of Fee Schedule
(1)Subject to approval by the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Commission, the Reserve manager shall adopt (and each even-numbered year, revise) a fee schedule for public use of the Reserve facilities, equipment and educational and technical services described in OAR 142-015-0000 (Purpose). The fees must promote the financial self-sufficiency of the Reserve and be based on the following criteria:
(a)Prevailing rates for comparable facilities, equipment or services;
(b)Day of week;
(c)Time of day; and
(d)Season of year;
(2)A person using any of the listed facilities, equipment or educational or technical services of the Reserve must pay rates established in OAR 142-015-0000 (Purpose) to 142-015-0050 (Addition of Fee for New Category) unless otherwise waived or reduced according to these rules.
(3)Unless otherwise noted, fees must be paid in advance of use.
(a)A person may pay by personal check, money order, certified check, or travelers check (in U.S. funds).
(b)The Reserve must receive payment within five calendar days after the date the person makes a reservation. If payment is not received within this time, the Reserve will cancel the reservation. Upon cancellation, the Reserve will refund all but a $6 transaction fee.
(c)If a check is returned to the Reserve for any reason and payment is not resolved, the Reserve will cancel the reservation. Upon cancellation, the Reserve will bill the person for a $6 transaction fee.
(d)Upon request, government agencies and non-profit entities may be invoiced for use of facilities, equipment or services. Reservations must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival. The Reserve will impose a $6 transaction fee for each reservation.
(e)Failure to pay any outstanding account balances disqualifies a person from making future reservations.
(5)The Manager or the Operations Manager may waive or reduce fees:
(a)Upon request from state, local, or federal agencies or federally recognized Indian tribes based in the State of Oregon;
(b)When a fee would total $.50 or less;
(c)When a person or group provides in-kind services or materials, as determined by the Manager or Operations Manager;
(d)For marketing or promotional activities, (including but not limited to special events and commercial filming) that promote the use of Reserve areas and Oregon tourism; or
(e)For traditional or cultural tribal activities in accordance with Commission policy.
Rule 142-015-0010 — Adoption or Revision of Fee Schedule,