Mining and Mining Claims

ORS 517.953

Notwithstanding the policy set forth in ORS 517.760 (Policy), the Legislative Assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of the State of Oregon to protect the environmental, scenic, recreational, social, archaeological and historic resources of this state from unacceptable adverse impacts that may result from mining operations, while permitting operations that comply with the provisions set forth in ORS 517.952 (Definitions for ORS 517) to 517.989 (Rules applicable to consolidated application) and ensure the protection of the public health, safety, welfare and the environment. [1991 c.735 §2; 2013 c.371 §7]


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