OAR 629-605-0150
Notification to the State Forester — When, Where and How


The operator, landowner or timber owner shall notify the State Forester as required by ORS 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(6), at least 15 days before starting an operation.


The State Forester may waive the 15 day waiting period required in section (1) of this rule, except as prohibited in ORS 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(9) for aerial applications of chemicals and 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(10) for operations requiring a written plan under 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(3)(a), (b) and (c). Waivers may be granted when the State Forester has already previewed the operation site or has otherwise determined the operation to have only minor potential for resource damage. Waivers shall be made in writing, and on an individual notification basis.


Once an operation is actually started following proper notification of the State Forester, the operation may continue into the following calendar year without further notification under 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(6), provided:


There are no changes to the information required on the notification;


The operator gives written notice to the State Forester of their intent to continue the operation within the first two months of the following calendar year; and


The operation actively continues within the first six months of the following calendar year.


No notification is valid after the second calendar year, unless:


The landowner or operator submits a written request to extend the notification before the end of the second calendar year;


There are no changes to the information submitted on the original notification; and


The State Forester approves the request.


Notwithstanding sections (3) and (4) of this rule, nothing in this rule relieves an operator, landowner or timber owner of the responsibility to comply with ORS 477.625 (Permit to use fire or power-driven machinery), requiring a permit to use fire or power-driven machinery; or 321.550 (Notice of intent to harvest) requiring notification of intent to harvest provided to the Department of Revenue through the department for tax collection purposes.


For the purposes of ORS 527.670 (Commencement of operations) a notification will be considered received only when the information required by the State Forester is complete and the necessary forms are on file at the department district or unit office responsible for the area in which the operation will take place. Notifications not properly completed shall be promptly returned to the party submitting them. Properly completed notifications submitted to an incorrect department office will be forwarded to the correct office.


Notifications required by ORS 527.670 (Commencement of operations)(6) shall be completed in detail, on forms provided by the State Forester. The notification shall include a map to scale, or aerial photograph that is corrected for distortion, on which the boundary of the operation unit is clearly marked. When more than one type of operation activity or more than one unit is submitted on a single notification, each operation unit shall be identifiable as to the type of operation activity, by legal subdivision, and drawn on a map to scale, aerial photograph corrected for distortion, or other appropriate means. Operations involving harvesting in more than one county may not be combined on the same notification because of tax collection requirements.


When operations include the application of chemicals, properly completed notifications shall include the common name of the chemicals to be used; the brand name, if known at the time of notification; the application method; and, for fertilizers, the intended application rate per acre. Public information on allowable application rates of commonly applied forest chemicals will be maintained at department field offices. Additional information on chemical applications shall be collected and recorded by operators at the time of application, and made available upon request to the State Forester, pursuant to OAR 629-620-0600 (Daily Records of Chemical Applications).


The operator, landowner or timber owner, whichever filed the original notification, shall contact the State Forester and report any subsequent change to information contained in the notification. Additions to the geographic location, however, shall require a separate notification.

Source: Rule 629-605-0150 — Notification to the State Forester — When, Where and How, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=629-605-0150.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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