OAR 629-625-0500
Rock Pits and Quarries


The development, use, and abandonment of rock pits or quarries which are located on forestland and used for forest management shall be conducted using practices which maintain stable slopes and protect water quality.


Operators shall not locate quarry sites in channels.


When using rock pits or quarries, operators shall prevent overburden, solid wastes, or petroleum products from entering waters of the state.


Operators shall stabilize banks, headwalls, and other surfaces of quarries and rock pits to prevent surface erosion or landslides.


When a quarry or rock pit is inactive or vacated, operators shall leave it in the conditions described in section (4) of this rule, shall remove from the forest all petroleum-related waste material associated with the operation, and shall dispose of all other debris so that such materials do not enter waters of the state.

Source: Rule 629-625-0500 — Rock Pits and Quarries, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=629-625-0500.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 629-625-0500’s source at or​.us