Cost-Share Program Plan and Landowner Obligations
(1)Upon approval of the Landowner’s cost-share application, the State Forester must prepare a Practice plan that provides the performance specifications and time period for completing each cost-share component approved in the Landowner’s application.
(2)The Practice plan will list all the approved cost-share components and the corresponding cost-share not-to-exceed reimbursement rates for the approved application.
(3)The Practice plan is the basis by which the State Forester will determine acceptable performance by the Landowner for completing the cost-share component approved in the Landowner’s application.
(4)Landowners agree to complete all the cost-share components listed in the Practice plan.
(5)Landowners can request modifications to the Practice plan based on new information not available at the time of application or a change in site conditions since the time of application.
(6)The State Forester is not obligated to approve the Landowner’s requested modification to the Practice plan if the State Forester determines:
(a)The new information or the change in site conditions does not require a change to the Practice plan; or
(b)Funds to pay for the Practice plan modifications are not available.
(7)Landowners are responsible for obtaining the authorities, rights, easements, or other approvals necessary to implement the approved cost-share components of the Practice plan in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations including compliance with the Oregon Forest Practices Act.
(8)Upon receipt of a cost-share reimbursement payment, the Landowner agrees to maintain the effect of the implemented Practices or Environmental Restoration on the Forestland for at least 10 years from the year the cost-share reimbursement payment was received.
Rule 629-022-0820 — Cost-Share Program Plan and Landowner Obligations,