(1) The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board shall, by January 15 of each odd-numbered year, submit a report to the Governor and to the appropriate committee or committees of the Legislative Assembly that assesses the implementation and effectiveness of the Oregon Plan in the state. The report shall address each drainage basin in the state and shall include, but need not be limited to:
(a) A status report on watershed and key habitat conditions in the drainage basin based on available information;
(b) An assessment of data and information needs deemed critical to monitoring and evaluating watershed and habitat enhancement programs and efforts;
(c) An overview of state agency programs addressing watershed conditions;
(d) An overview of voluntary restoration activities addressing watershed conditions;
(e) A summary of investments made by the board from funds received under section 4b, Article XV of the Oregon Constitution, and all other sources; and
(f) The recommendations of the board for enhancing the effectiveness of Oregon Plan implementation in each drainage basin.
(2) In order to provide the board with the information necessary to complete the report described in subsection (1) of this section, each natural resources agency shall provide information requested by the board in the format and at the times determined by the board.
(3) For purposes of this section, “natural resources agency” includes:
(a) Department of Environmental Quality;
(b) State Department of Agriculture;
(c) State Department of Fish and Wildlife;
(d) State Forestry Department;
(e) Department of State Lands;
(f) Water Resources Department;
(g) Department of Land Conservation and Development;
(h) State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries;
(i) Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board;
(j) Fish and Wildlife Division of the Department of State Police;
(k) Department of Transportation;
(L) State Parks and Recreation Department;
(m) Economic and Community Development Department;
(n) State Marine Board; and
(o) Any other state agency that is required to manage, allocate or protect natural resources, either as the primary responsibility of the agency or in conjunction with the primary responsibilities of the agency.
(4) In addition to the report specified under subsection (1) of this section, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board shall report regularly during the interim on the implementation of the Oregon Plan to the appropriate legislative committee. [2001 c.841 §1; 2007 c.354 §25]
Note: 541.420 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 541 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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