Scenic Waterways

ORS 390.655
Standards for improvement permits

The State Parks and Recreation Department shall consider applications and issue permits under ORS 390.650 (Improvement permit procedure) in accordance with standards designed to promote the public health, safety and welfare and carry out the policy of ORS 390.610 (Policy), 390.620 (Pacific shore not to be alienated) to 390.676 (Schedule of civil penalties), 390.690 (Title and rights of state unimpaired) and 390.705 (Prohibition against placing certain conduits across recreation area and against removal of natural products) to 390.770 (Vegetation line described). The standards shall be based on the following considerations, among others:


The public need for healthful, safe, aesthetic surroundings and conditions; the natural scenic, recreational and other resources of the area; and the present and prospective need for conservation and development of those resources.


The physical characteristics or the changes in the physical characteristics of the area and suitability of the area for particular uses and improvements.


The land uses, including public recreational use if any, and the improvements in the area, the trends in land uses and improvements, the density of development and the property values in the area.


The need for recreation and other facilities and enterprises in the future development of the area and the need for access to particular sites in the area. [1969 c.601 §11; 1979 c.186 §22]
§§ 390.610 to 390.770

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitutional provision requiring payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

20 EL 1001 (1990); 35 WLR 183 (1999)


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