Oregon Statutes - Chapter 517 - Mining and Mining Claims - Section 517.834 - Temporary operating permit; rules.

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 517.810 and 517.830, the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries may issue a temporary operating permit to a person if:

(a) After consultation, the local jurisdiction with land use authority over the permitted site does not raise substantive objections to the issuance of the permit;

(b) All interested state agencies approve of the permit issuance; and

(c) There is no objection from persons owning property adjacent to the permitted site.

(2) A temporary operating permit issued under this section is subject to reasonable limitations that may be prescribed by the department.

(3) Within 30 days after issuing the temporary operating permit, the operator shall:

(a) Comply with the bond and security requirements established by ORS 517.810;

(b) Pay any applicable fee pursuant to ORS 517.800; and

(c) Submit a reclamation plan to the department.

(4) The governing board of the department shall adopt rules governing the issuance of temporary operating permits. The rules shall include provisions:

(a) Ensuring opportunities for notice and comment by federal agencies;

(b) Specifying the terms of a temporary operating permit; and

(c) Establishing procedures for converting a temporary operating permit to a standard operating permit. [2005 c.34 §4]

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