OAR 632-033-0040
Maintaining an Exploration Permit


An Exploration Permit issued by the department shall be granted for a period of 12 consecutive months. The new permittee shall renew each Exploration Permit prior to the anniversary date by submitting the required annual fee. As a courtesy, the department may notify the permittee by mail at least 45 days prior to the anniversary date of the permit and will provide the necessary renewal forms and fee schedule for permit renewal. In cases of non-renewal, a second notice may be sent prior to issuance of a Closure Order. The permittee shall maintain an Exploration Permit until exploration and reclamation, including revegetation (if required), have been completed.


If the department determines from inspections conducted pursuant to ORS 517.850 (Inspection of permit area) or from any other source, that the exploration is not in compliance with the approved Exploration Permit, permit conditions, the Mined Land Reclamation Act, or the rules adopted thereunder, the department shall give written notice of noncompliance to the permittee.


The permittee must begin rectifying all deficiencies within 30 days of receipt of the notice of noncompliance as required in ORS 517.860 (Effect of failure to comply with operating permit or reclamation plan)(1), or file a written appeal to the notice of noncompliance in accordance with OAR 632-033-0050 (Appeals). If the permittee appeals the notice within 30 days of receipt, the Department will not issue a Closure Order or revoke the permit pending the appeal, except in cases of reasonable probability of danger to human life, property, water resources, or wildlife. The department will provide the permittee a written statement of the specific facts leading to that finding and corrective action for the elimination of such danger.


The department will notify the permittee in writing within ten working days of the date verification of compliance.

Source: Rule 632-033-0040 — Maintaining an Exploration Permit, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=632-033-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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