Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-065-0005
Oregon Forest Resources Institute Election Process — Definitions


For purposes of OAR 629-065-0005 (Oregon Forest Resources Institute Election Process — Definitions) through 629-065-0410 (Appointment Generally).

(1)

“Forest products processing activity” means an activity, conducted at a facility that converts raw logs to finished products;

(2)

“No direct financial interest” means that no more than 10 percent of the gross income of a member of the board of directors is derived from timber or ownership in a timber products processing facility. Ownership in a timber products processing facility does not include the ownership of stock in a publicly held corporation;

(3)

“OFRI” means the Oregon Forest Resources Institute;

(4)

“OFRI application list” means the list compiled by the State Forester for the purposes of OAR 629-065-0410 (Appointment Generally) which shows persons recommended for consideration of appointment by the State Forester;

(5)

“Producer” means a producer of forest products and includes any person, partnership, association, corporation, cooperative or other business entity involved in the growing, harvesting and processing of timber or timber products. ’Producer’ does not include landowners who meet the requirements of ORS 526.610 (Oregon Forest Resources Institute).

(6)

“Producers organization” means a bona fide organization, designated from time to time by the State Forester, that represents producers of timber or timber products, or organizations representing landowners who meet the requirements of ORS 526.610 (Oregon Forest Resources Institute), a majority of whose members reside in Oregon and whose objectives include public policy participation in statewide issues affecting timber and the timber industry in Oregon. A bona fide organization is one which has a charter, by-laws, membership requirements and which conducts meetings on a regular basis. Organizations meeting this definition include: American Forest Resources Council, Oregon Forest Industries Council, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Associated Oregon Loggers, Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, Douglas Timber Operators and Western Hardwood Association;

(7)

“State Forester” means the State Forester or the State Forester’s designee;

(8)

“Substantial portion of income” means that 50 percent or more of the gross income of a member of the board of directors is derived from timber or timber products ownership or affiliation;

(9)

“Timber” means wood of a tree species acceptable for reforestation under the Forest Practices Act, ORS 527.610 (Short title) to 527.730 (Conversion of forestland to other uses), and measured in board feet in the ordinary course of business and common practice of the timber industry. The wood may be growing or dead, mature or immature, standing or down. “Timber” does not include Christmas trees as that term is defined in ORS 215.203 (Zoning ordinances establishing exclusive farm use zones) or 321.267 (Lands not eligible for special assessment);

(10)

“Timber products” means a commodity which is the result of growing, harvesting or processing timber and is measured in board feet in the ordinary course of business and common practice of the timber industry.
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