OAR 629-670-0200
Assessment of Civil Penalties; Notice of Penalty


In addition to any other remedy, the State Forester may assess a civil penalty for any violation described in ORS 527.992 (Civil penalties)(1).


The purpose of this rule is to establish civil penalties that will be uniformly assessed by a civil penalty administrator who is appointed by the State Forester.


After a citation is issued, the citation and any accompanying information shall be reviewed by a civil penalty administrator. The civil penalty administrator shall review the circumstances of the violation and determine the amount of penalty to be assessed.


The State Forester shall give written notice of a civil penalty by certified and first class mail to the person incurring the penalty. The notice shall include but not be limited to:


A reference to the particular sections of the statute, rule, standard, order or permit involved;


A short and plain statement of the matters asserted or charged;


A statement of the amount of the penalty or penalties imposed and how it was calculated;


A statement that the party may request collaborative dispute resolution, within 20 days of service of the notice, in which an independent mediator would review the facts of the case, or facilitate any agreement to mitigate the penalty or penalties imposed;


A statement of the party’s right to request a hearing within 20 days of service of the notice and an explanation of how a hearing or mitigation of a penalty may be requested;


A statement that the notice becomes a final order unless the person upon whom the civil penalty is assessed, makes a written request for a hearing within 20 days from the date of service of the notice; and


A statement that the record of the proceedings to date, including the agency file or files on the subject of the civil penalty, automatically becomes part of the contested case record upon default for the purpose of providing a prima facie case.

Source: Rule 629-670-0200 — Assessment of Civil Penalties; Notice of Penalty, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=629-670-0200.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 629-670-0200’s source at or​.us