Geographic and Programmatic Scope
(1)The Lower Deschutes Agricultural Water Quality Management Area includes the drainage area of the Deschutes River downstream from its confluence with Trout Creek to its confluence with the Columbia River near the city of The Dalles. It also includes all Oregon lands draining to the Columbia River between the Hood River drainage and the John Day Basin. The physical boundaries of the Management Area are indicated on the map included as Appendix 1 of these rules.
(2)Operational boundaries for the land base under the purview of these rules include all lands within the Lower Deschutes Agricultural Water Quality Management Area in agricultural use, agricultural and rural lands that are lying idle or on which management has been deferred, and forested lands with agricultural activities, with the exception of public lands managed by federal agencies and lands that make up the Reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs.
(3)Current productive agricultural use is not required for the provisions of these rules to apply. For example, highly erodible lands with no present active use are within the purview of these rules.
(4)The provisions and requirements outlined in these rules may be adopted by reference by Designated Management Agencies with appropriate authority and responsibilities in other geographic areas of the Lower Deschutes Agricultural Water Quality Management Area.
(5)For lands in agricultural use within other Designated Management Agencies’ or state agency jurisdictions, the department and the appropriate Local Management Agency will work with these Designated Management Agencies to assure that provisions of these rules apply, and to assure that duplication of any services provided or fees assessed does not occur.
Rule 603-095-0620 — Geographic and Programmatic Scope,