Plan Review and Approval of Riparian Management Plans and Agreements
(1)The Department will approve riparian management plans and agreements submitted to the Department that meet all eligibility requirements and contain adequate provisions for the protection, conservation or restoration of riparian lands, as provided in OAR 635-430-0300 (Purpose of Riparian Lands Tax Incentive Program) to 635-430-0430 (Program Compatibility with Existing Laws or Ordinances for Riparian Lands Tax Incentive Program). Department approval of a riparian management plan and agreement qualifies the subject land for designation as riparian land.
(2)If only a portion of the property meets the criteria described in OAR 635-430-0320 (Eligibility Criteria for Riparian Lands Tax Incentive Program) to 635-430-0340 (Factors for Determining Width of Riparian Lands), the Department may approve only the qualifying portion of the property for designation as riparian land. In such event, the applicant may withdraw the entire application.
(3)The riparian management plan and agreement are approved and the land is eligible for tax exempt status only after the plan and agreement are signed by the landowner(s), a Department representative, and any other participating party.
(4)The Department must approve or disapprove an application by April 1 of the year following receipt of the application materials. Applications not denied by that date are deemed approved and the land considered to be qualified as riparian land. The Department will notify the county assessor and the applicant of its approval or disapproval of an application.
(5)The Department will file an order of approval with the county assessor within ten days of Department approval of the completed plan and agreement.
Rule 635-430-0370 — Plan Review and Approval of Riparian Management Plans and Agreements,