Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-625-0100
Written Plans for Road Construction


(1)

A properly located, designed, and constructed road greatly reduces potential impacts to water quality, forest productivity, fish, and wildlife habitat. To prevent improperly located, designed, or constructed roads, a written plan is required in the sections listed below.

(2)

In addition to the requirements of the water protection rules, operators must submit a written plan to the State Forester before:

(a)

Constructing a road where there is an apparent risk of road-generated materials entering waters of the state from direct placement, rolling, falling, blasting, landslide or debris flow;

(b)

Conducting machine activity in Type F, Type SSBT or Type D streams, lakes or significant wetlands; or

(c)

Constructing roads in riparian management areas.

(3)

Operators shall submit a written plan to the State Forester before constructing roads on high landslide hazard locations. Operators and the State Forester shall share responsibility to identify high landslide hazard locations and to determine if there is public safety exposure from shallow, rapidly moving landslides using methods described in OAR 629-623-0000 (Purpose) through 0300. If there is public safety exposure, then the practices described in 629-623-0400 (Restriction of Timber Harvesting — Substantial Public Safety Risk) through 0800 shall also apply.

(4)

In addition to the requirements of the water protection rules, operators shall submit a written plan to the State Forester before placing woody debris or boulders in stream channels for stream enhancement.
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