Or. Admin. R. 141-068-0050 - Resolving Ownership of Historically Filled Lands prior to State Land Board declaration and New Lands

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of OAR 141-068-0030 through OAR 141-068-0040, any person with a potential interest in a property that wishes to resolve ownership of historically filled lands prior to declaration (including those lands excluded per OAR 141-068-0020(14)), or new lands may meet with the Department to discuss the facts concerning the creation and ownership of the lands in question.
(2) The Department shall charge an investigation fee of $250 if requested to complete a Strength of Claim checklist. The director has the discretion to waive this fee. A waiver must be in writing and explain the rationale for the waiver.
(3) The Department shall take the steps listed in OAR 141-068-0030(2) when completing an investigation.
(4) The Department shall complete a Strength of Claim checklist that summarizes the findings of the Department's investigation.
(5) Based on the facts presented, as well as the Department's own investigation, the Department may do the following:
(a) Agree that the Department has no interest in the historically filled land and offer to provide a conveyance that clears title to the lands as allowed under these rules;
(b) Begin the process to sell or clear title to the historically filled lands as provided under these rules;
(c) Enter into litigation to resolve the ownership issue, including but not limited to a suit to quiet title;
(d) Enter into negotiation in lieu of litigation with the person to resolve the ownership question;
(e) Request more information from the landowner or person; or
(f) Pursue other actions aimed at resolving the ownership question.
(g) A conveyance issued under OAR 141-068-0050(5)(a) may be carried out by the Director, and does not require further State Land Board approval.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 141-068-0050
DSL 2-2016, f. 5-13-16, cert. ef. 6/1/2016; DSL 2-2017, f. & cert. ef. 1/12/2017

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 273 & 274

Stats. Implemented ORS 274.905-274.956

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