(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and all permitting and commenting agencies shall review and take action on a consolidated application in accordance with statutes and rules in effect at the time the notice of intent to submit an application is filed under ORS 517.961.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to a consolidated application if:
(a) An applicant is responsible for unreasonable delays in the processing of the application or fails to make a good faith effort to comply with all requirements for issuance of the permit;
(b) Application of a statute or rule is required under federal law or is a requirement for the state to maintain approval of or delegation of administration of a federal program; or
(c) The department, or a permitting agency or commenting agency, finds that application of a rule is necessary to protect the public from a serious threat to human health or safety.
(3) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to rules adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission on or before January 1, 1995. [1995 c.503 §2]Section: Previous 517.977 517.978 517.979 517.980 517.981 517.982 517.983 517.984 517.985 517.986 517.987 517.988 517.989 517.990 517.992 Next
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