Or. Admin. R. 141-088-0009 - Unauthorized Uses and Penalties

(1) The unauthorized use of state-owned land managed by the Department constitutes a trespass.
(2) In addition to any other penalties provided or permitted by law, the Department may pursue whatever remedies are available under law to ensure that any use that is in violation with these rules is either brought into compliance with the requirements of these rules or other applicable law, or ceased or removed.
(3) In addition to any other penalty or sanction provided by law, the Director may assess a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 per day of violation for violations of any provision of these rules or ORS 274 that occurs on state-owned submerged or submersible lands pursuant to ORS 274.992.
(4) The Director will give written notice of a civil penalty incurred under OAR 141-088-0009(3) by registered or certified mail to the person incurring the penalty. The notice will include, but not be limited to the following:
(a) The particular section of the statute or this rule involved;
(b) A short and clear statement of the matter asserted or charged;
(c) A statement of the party's right to request a hearing within 20 calendar days of the notice;
(d) The time allowed to correct a violation; and
(e) A statement of the amount of civil penalty which may be assessed and terms and conditions of payment if the violation is not corrected within the time period stated.
(5) The person incurring the penalty may request a hearing within 20 calendar days of the date of service of the notice provided in OAR 141-122-0130(3) or 141-123-0120(3). Such request must be in writing. If no written request for a hearing is made within the time allowed, or if the party requesting a hearing fails to appear, the Director may make a final order imposing the penalty.
(6) In imposing a penalty under OAR 141-088-0009 of these rules, the Director will consider the following factors as specified in ORS 274.994:
(a) The past history of the person incurring a penalty regarding other trespasses on state-owned land manager by the Department;
(b) Any prior violations of statutes, rules, orders and authorizations pertaining to submerged and submersible land;
(c) The impact of the violation on public trust uses of commerce, navigation, fishing and recreation; and
(d) Any other factors determined by the Director to be relevant and consistent with the policy of these rules.
(7) Pursuant to ORS 183.090(2), a civil penalty imposed under OAR 141-088-0009 will become due and payable 10 calendar days after the order imposing the civil penalty becomes final by operation of law or on appeal.
(8) If a civil penalty is not paid as required by OAR 141-088-0009, interest will accrue at the maximum rate allowed by law from the date first due.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 141-088-0009
DSL 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-23-09; DSL 7-2020, minor correction filed 05/12/2020, effective 5/12/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183, 273 & 274

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 273 & 274

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