Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-045-0060
Limitations and Classification by the State Forester


(1)

Pursuant to ORS 526.340 (Classification by State Forester), the State Forester may identify and classify forestland in a county, consistent with 526.324 (Classification of forestland by committee) and 526.328 (Hearing), if:

(a)

The governing body of a county has failed to establish a committee within two years after the State Forester made a request for such establishment pursuant to ORS 526.310 (Forestland classification committees)(1);

(b)

A committee failed to adopt and file a final classification, pursuant to ORS 526.328 (Hearing), within five years after the committee was first established; or

(c)

A committee failed to act in a manner consistent with ORS 526.310 (Forestland classification committees) to 526.328 (Hearing).

(2)

Prior to identifying and classifying forestland in a county, pursuant to ORS 526.340 (Classification by State Forester)(1)(b), the State Forester shall:(a) Allow a committee to work for at least two years after the committee was first established, before approaching the county governing body to identify and resolve any issue which might be creating an unreasonable delay in the committee’s progress toward fulfillment of its responsibilities.(b) Work with the county governing body to identify and resolve any issue which might be creating an unreasonable delay in the committee’s progress toward fulfillment of its responsibilities.

(3)

Prior to identifying and classifying forestland in a county, pursuant to ORS 526.340 (Classification by State Forester)(1)(c), the State Forester shall work with the county governing body to identify and resolve any issue which might be causing the committee to act in a manner inconsistent with 526.310 (Forestland classification committees) to 526.328 (Hearing).

(4)

If the State Forester determines it is desirable or necessary to remove and replace some or all of a committee’s members in order to properly or timely fulfill a committee’s responsibilities, the State Forester shall request the appropriate appointing authority to remove and replace such members, pursuant to ORS 526.310 (Forestland classification committees)(2).
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