Oregon Statutes - Chapter 274 - Submersible and Submerged Lands - Section 274.230 - Investigation and report by Water Resources Director; terms of contract; bond.

(1) Upon receipt of the application, map and plan of drainage and reclamation under ORS 274.220, the Department of State Lands may require the Water Resources Director to make an investigation and report at the expense of the applicant. If the project appears feasible and desirable and such applicant responsible, the department may enter into a contract with the applicant for construction of the drainage and reclamation works.

(2) The applicant shall agree:

(a) To drain the submersible and submerged lands substantially in accordance with the plans set forth in the contract;

(b) To make such proofs of reclamation as are required by the department;

(c) To pay all costs incident to the contract and making of the proof and any other expense connected therewith;

(d) That work will be commenced upon the ditches or other works necessary for such drainage and reclamation at a time fixed by the department and agreed upon in the contract;

(e) That by the end of the first year after the time fixed in the contract for beginning such work, 10 percent of the necessary expenditure will be made; and

(f) That this work will be prosecuted with due diligence until complete and the required proof of reclamation is made.

(3) The department shall require a bond subject to its approval in any sum it finds necessary to insure the faithful performance of the contract. [Amended by 1967 c.421 §123; 1969 c.594 §39]

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