Terminating Stewardship Agreements
(1)The appropriate Department will issue a written notice to terminate a stewardship agreement when:
(a)The landowner is negligent in meeting the terms of the stewardship agreement;
(b)The landowner willfully disregards the terms of the stewardship agreement; or
(c)The State Forester or Department of Agriculture and landowner fail to reach agreement about revisions required under OAR 603-110-0900 (Revising Stewardship Agreements) within a reasonable period, normally 45 days.
(d)Failure to comply with Federal environmental laws could be criteria for terminating or suspending a stewardship agreement.
(2)The written notice to terminate the stewardship agreement will state the conditions under section 603-110-1000 (Terminating Stewardship Agreements)(1) of this rule that exist and what, if any, remedies are necessary to avoid the termination.
(3)Any parcel of land that is sold or transferred to another landowner will immediately cease to be included in the stewardship agreement.
(4)Upon receiving a written notice to terminate the stewardship agreement, the landowner will suspend all portions of operations requiring written plans under the Forest Practices Act until written plans have been submitted and reviewed.
(5)The landowner may terminate the agreement after providing written notice to the lead Department for the agreement.
Rule 603-110-1000 — Terminating Stewardship Agreements,