Qualifications for Payment
(1)The administrator must pay only those emergency fire suppression costs as described in this rule, incurred by a district during the fiscal year, if the district has first expended for similar or other emergency fire suppression costs the deductible amount described in OAR 629-165-0100 (Deductibles — Amount per Acre).
(2)When a fire originates in one fiscal year and continues burning in a subsequent fiscal year, all emergency fire suppression costs for that fire shall be included in the expenditures for the year in which the fire started.
(3)Emergency fire suppression costs eligible for payment by the OFLPF include, but are not limited to labor, services, transportation, supplies, reconditioning and rental equipment, and expenses incurred for the recovery of fire suppression costs.
(4)Emergency fire suppression costs, where applicable, are based on the wage rates and equipment rental rates approved by the State Forester.
(5)Notwithstanding section (3) of this rule, the committee may further limit qualifying emergency fire suppression costs, by publishing its qualifications in a form readily available to the districts, prior to the beginning of the fiscal year in which expenses are incurred.
Rule 629-165-0305 — Qualifications for Payment,