Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0540 - Procedures

The following procedures shall be employed in leasing mineral resource rights by public drawing:

(1) A notice of the mineral resource rights available for leasing by public drawing shall be posted in the offices of the Division and distributed to all persons who have informed the Division in writing of their desire to receive such notice. The Division shall describe the mineral resource rights available for leasing, and state the last date, which shall be at least 30 days after the date the notice is posted, on which applications will be received.
(2) Applications for the mineral resource rights described in the notice shall be submitted in sealed envelopes labeled "Simultaneous Filing# date" on a form supplied by the Division, and shall be accompanied by the filing fee required by OAR 141-071-0420 and the advance rental required by 141-071-0600 and a stamped business reply envelope.
(3) All applications for the leasing of such mineral resource rights filed on or before the closing date stated in the notice shall be considered to have been filed simultaneously. Such applications shall be opened in the Division's Salem office at 10 a.m. of the first day following the closing date stated in the notice.
(4) After reviewing each application for compliance with the requirements of these rules, the Division shall select the successful qualified applicant by a random drawing which shall be held in public. Unless otherwise noted in the notice for simultaneous filing, successful mining lease applicants shall be required to comply with OAR 141-071-0520.
(5) After the awarding of mining leases or prospecting permits to the successful qualified applicants, all rental checks shall be returned to the unsuccessful applicants, together with a list of the successful applicants.


Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0540
LB 44, f. & ef. 8-16-77

Stat. Auth.: ORS 273

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

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