(1) "Applicant" --
Person who submits an application for a permit under these rules.
"Aggrieved Person" -- Any person who has
submitted comments on an application pursuant to OAR 141-010-0230
, and who
objects to issuance of a permit or any terms or conditions of the
(3) "Board" -- State Land
(4) "Director" -- Director
of the Department of State Lands.
(5) "Department" -- Department of State
(6) "Exploration" --
Geological or geophysical surveys conducted pursuant to these rules.
(7) "Geological Surveys" -- Use of grab
samples, geochemical sampling, and similar geological techniques to obtain
information and data on oil, gas or sulphur resources.
"Geophysical Surveys" -- Use of magnetic,
gravitational, seismic, and similar geophysical techniques to obtain
information and data on oil, gas or sulphur resources. Seismic techniques
include, but are not limited to, use of sparkers and acoustical pulse
generators. For purposes of these rules, seismic does not include the use of
NOTE: Under ORS 274 .735 -
274.745, the director is
authorized to issue permits for "geological, geophysical and seismic" surveys.
As indicated in these definitions, seismic surveys are a form of geophysical
surveys and are intended to be included in any reference to geophysical
-- Tidal submerged lands (see OAR
) and all state-owned submerged and submersible lands lying west of a line ten
miles easterly of the 124th Meridian, and the waters above them.
(10) "Permittee" -- Holder of a permit issued
under these rules.
(11) "Person" --
A natural person, corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint stock
company, quasi-public corporation, political subdivision, and governmental
agencies or instrumentalities.
"Tidal Submerged Lands" -- Lands lying below the line of Mean Low Tide in the
beds of all tidal waters within the boundaries of this state as heretofore or