(1)As required by ORS 530.040 (Exchange of forestland or timber)(3), a public hearing on all acquisitions or exchanges of state forest land shall be held at the courthouse of the county or counties in which the lands are situated.
(2)Notice of such hearing shall be given by publication in two successive issues of a newspaper of general circulation published in that county or counties, the first of which shall be given not less than 30 days prior to the date of the hearing.
(3)The notice shall specify the time and place of the hearing, a description of lands to be given and received including a legal description and common name where applicable, and describe the proposed Forest Land Base Designation and Forest Land Management Classification for the lands being acquired. The notice shall also indicate how and where to obtain detailed maps outlining the exact location of the parcels involved and staff analysis of the transaction.
(4)The 30-day notice required for public comment in OAR 629-033-0020 (Land Status, Designation, and Classification)(3) will commence on the date of the hearing described in subsection (2) above, and will run for 30 days. Public comments must be submitted by the closing of the public comment period and shall be sent to the State Forester’s office in Salem.
(5)The Department shall furnish the County Commissioners with complete copies of all comments or other pertinent documents submitted relative to the transaction prior to commencement of the County Commissioners public hearing on the transaction.
Rule 629-033-0030 — Public Hearings,