Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) Reclamation of
surface lands affected by these operations is intended to return the surface to
pre-exploration condition and/or beneficial use that is compatible with the
local land use designation for the parcel(s).
(2) The operator must provide sumps of
adequate capacity and design to retain all fluid material during drilling and
may not allow the contents of a sump to:
Enter streams, artificial canals, waterways, groundwater, lakes, rivers, or
other water bodies; or
Adversely affect public health, safety, or welfare, or the environment,
including plants, fish, and wildlife.
(4) When no longer needed, fluid in sumps
must be disposed of in a manner approved by the Oregon Department of
Environmental Quality and the sumps must be filled and covered.
(5) The affected surface lands must be
restored to a pre-exploration status or another beneficial use that is
authorized under the applicable comprehensive plan and land use regulations and
acceptable to the department and surface owner. Reclamation activities may
include, but are not limited to, grading, replanting, and reseeding of affected
Or. Admin. R.
GMI 2-1990, f. 8-9-90,
cert. ef. 8-31-90; DGMI 2-2013, f. & cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS