(1)When, pursuant to ORS 477.060 (Considerations in determining cost of protection), the forester assesses the owners of lands classified by a committee, the funds so received shall be:
(a)Allocated exclusively to the forest protection district wherein the lands are located;
(b)Used exclusively for activities pertaining to the lands from which the funds have been received;
(c)Used only in accordance with an annual written plan which may provide for:
(A)The full or partial funding of targeted fire prevention and suppression resources which are needed to minimize cost and risk while maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the protection of values at risk from wildfire;
(B)The full or partial funding of projects which will assist, encourage or promote owners to minimize and mitigate wildfire hazards and risks. Examples include:
(i)Providing labor and/or equipment for fuels reduction activities;
(ii)Assisting owners who are physically or financially unable to complete the work necessary to meet the standards set forth in OAR 629-044-1060 (Default Standards) to 629-044-1085 (Fuel Break Requirements); and
(iii)Providing rebates for owners who have lands which meet the standards set forth in OAR 629-044-1055 (Standards) to 629-044-1085 (Fuel Break Requirements).
(C)The full or partial funding of special or unique costs of assessment processing, certification administration, or program administration, so long as such an amount does not exceed $10 per tax lot or parcel of real property.
(2)Assessments levied pursuant to ORS 477.060 (Considerations in determining cost of protection) shall be:
(a)Levied only after being approved by an advisory and guidance committee, pursuant to ORS 477.240 (Advisory and guidance committees);
(b)Levied on a per tax lot or parcel of real property basis;
(c)Levied in an amount which does not exceed $25 per tax lot or parcel of real property. The determination of lots or parcels of real property shall be made pursuant to ORS 477.295 (Minimum assessment under ORS 477.270); and
(d)Based on the classification of the lands classified by a committee.
Rule 629-044-1110 — Special Assessments,