Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0440 - Reservations

(1) The Division may withdraw any mineral rights from availability for exploration or leasing at any time prior to receipt of notice of a discovery. Withdrawals based on applicants' environmental reports or state investigation shall be subject to appeal under ORS Chapter 183.
(2) The Division reserves the right to conduct competitive bid sales on lands not subject to preference rights or otherwise encumbered, whenever deemed necessary on or nearby discovered mineral occurrences.
(3) The Division may refuse to grant a lease for state-owned mineral rights because of considerations of environmental quality or other public interest.
(4) The Division may, by agreement with interested parties, provide special rules, interagency agreements, compensatory development or other means which deviate from these mineral leasing rules where the statutes, rules, and regulations defining and implementing the dedicated purpose for which state-owned surface rights were acquired are in conflict with mineral rights exploration and development.


Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0440
LB 44, f. & ef. 8-16-77

Stat. Auth.: ORS 273

Stats. Implemented: ORS 273 .780 - ORS 273 .790

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