Oregon Statutes - Chapter 274 - Submersible and Submerged Lands - Section 274.740 - Issuance of survey permit; renewal; reports.

(1) Upon compliance of an applicant with ORS 274.735, the Department of State Lands may issue to the applicant a permit to conduct a geological, geophysical and seismic survey, including the taking of cores and other samples, in areas of the lands subject to ORS 274.705 to 274.860 that are described on the permit. The department may prohibit such surveys on any area if, in consultation with the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, it determines that a lease, if applied for, should not be granted as to such areas. The Department of State Lands shall include in a permit conditions and payments proper to safeguard the interests of the state.

(2) Permits issued under this section may not exceed two years, and may be renewed for like periods upon application to the department and upon showing due compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

(3) The department shall require the permittee to provide the State Fish and Wildlife Commission with complete information with respect to the area or areas of proposed operations, type of exploration and a schedule showing the period or periods during which such explorations will be conducted. Such information shall be treated as confidential unless released by the permittee. [1961 c.619 §4; 1967 c.421 §164; 2003 c.253 §22]

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