Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
In addition to the definitions provided in ORS
the following definitions apply to OAR 632-030-0005 through
(1) "Affected," as used
means the disturbance by excavation or any other surface mining of any land
surface during any stage of mineral production, or the covering of any land
surface by surface mining refuse either by intentional placement, slope
failure, or deposition of eroded materials.
(2) "Aggregate" means crushed or uncrushed
gravel, stone, rock, or sand of a quality typically used in concrete or road
(3) "A Period of 12
Consecutive Calendar Months," as used in ORS
and these rules, begins on the date surface mining begins.
(4) "Complete Application" means an
application that is determined to be complete by the Department that includes
the appropriate fee, forms, and site characterization, operational and mine
closure details, and other documentation required under this rule
means an order requiring compliance with an operating permit, reclamation plan,
the Mined Land Reclamation Act, or the rules adopted thereunder as provided in
and OAR 632-030-0070
"Intensification" means a change of permitted mining activity over that
approved by the local government that may warrant a reconsideration of the
local government land-use decision, such as a significant increase in volume of
production inside a mine permit boundary or the act of increasing the permit
boundary. Intensification would not include an increase in the bonded area to
be mined, within a larger area covered in the original operating
Area" means land that is exempt from reclamation requirements under ORS
and OAR 632-030-0017
Land Reclamation Act" or "Act" means the statutes codified at ORS
"Permit Area" means the area covered by
an operating permit issued by the Department and defined by boundaries
submitted on a map acceptable to the Department under OAR 632-030-0015
permit area is generally a contiguous parcel and may include multiple
excavation and/or processing areas. The permit area may include, but is not
limited to, haul roads, buffers, setbacks, reclaimed areas, and areas used for
the storage or disposition of any mine product or mine waste material from the
surface mining operation, even though separate from the area of extraction. The
permit area may be redefined by a permit amendment.
(10) "Reclamation in a timely manner" means a
schedule of reclamation based on mine progression and may require partial or
concurrent reclamation where possible, considering the mine plan and available
mineral resources or both. The Department may specify a timeframe within which
reclamation must occur to protect adjacent natural resources.
(11) "Substantial Modification" includes an
intensification of, or a significant change in, mine operation or reclamation.
For example, substantial modification includes mine dewatering if not
previously permitted as part of the original mine plan or reclamation plan
approval or mine operation activities that render the approved reclamation plan
unattainable or infeasible to implement or accomplish.
"Suspension Order" means a written
Department order to suspend mining operations issued under ORS
and OAR 632-030-0040
"Willamette Valley" means Clackamas, Columbia, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk,
Washington, and Yamhill counties and the portions of Lane and Benton Counties
east of the summit of the Coast Range.
Or. Admin. R.
GMI 5, f. 12-20-73, ef.
1-11-74; GMI 7, f. 11-7-74, ef. 12-11-74; GMI 1-1980, f. 2-29-80, ef. 3-1-80;
GMI 2-1982, f. & ef. 8-13-82; GMI 2-1985, f. 11-19-85, ef. 11-20-85; GMI
1-1988, f. 3-30-88, cert. ef. 3-11-88; GMI 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-92;
GMI 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-97; DGMI 1-1999, f. & cert. ef.
1-7-99; DGMI 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-20-00; DGMI 1-2001, f. & cert.
ef. 8-6-01; DGMI 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09;
1-2021, amend filed 09/20/2021, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 517
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS