OAR 632-035-0016
Total Exemptions


The following excavation, processing or grading activities are exempt from these rules and do not require the payment of fees, posting of bonds or submittal of reclamation plans:


Beds and Banks. Excavations of materials from the beds and banks of any waters of this state are exempt from these rules when conducted pursuant to a permit issued under ORS 196.800 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.921) to 196.900 (Schedule of civil penalties);


Operations producing less than 5,000 cubic yards of material per year and disturbing less than one acre of land are exempt from these rules but may require a permit from DEQ and other government agencies;


Exploration. Mineral exploration activities subject to ORS 517.702 (Legislative findings) to 517.740 (Rules):


Applications for a total exemption certificate if desired shall be made to the Department using the established form. The Department may require the applicant claiming this exemption to provide data to establish the validity of the exemption. The data required may include but are not limited to, the name of the operator, location of the surface mine, size of the site, date of commencement of the surface mining, a summary of the preceding 12 months of surface mining, and an estimate of the activity for the succeeding 12 months.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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