Or. Admin. R. 690-051-0210 - Wildlife

Wildlife and wildlife habitats in the project vicinity shall be maintained or enhanced. In order to approve an application, the Director shall apply the following standards:

(1) The location, design, construction or operation of the proposed project shall not jeopardize the continued existence of animal species which have been:
(a) Designated, or officially proposed by the USF&WS, or the NMFS as threatened or endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973; or
(b) Identified by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission or ODFW as threatened, endangered, limited or sensitive in Oregon.
(2) The location, design, construction and operation of project facilities will minimize adverse impacts on wildlife habitat, nesting and wintering grounds, and wildlife migratory routes.
(3) Project construction methods and scheduling will minimize disruption of wildlife and avoid premature or unnecessary land clearing in the project vicinity.
(4) Unavoidable adverse impacts on wildlife or wildlife habitat will be mitigated in the project vicinity by acceptable methods such as replacement of vegetation, regulation of reservoir levels, creation of aquatic habitat, improvements in wildlife carrying capacity in the project vicinity or acquisition of land or management rights.
(5) The project is consistent with applicable ODFW management programs in force on the effective date of these rules;
(6) If, within the Columbia River Basin, the project is consistent with the provisions of the NPCC's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program and the Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 690-051-0210
WRD 14-1986, f. & ef. 10-13-86; WRD 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-19-93; WRD 8-2015, f. 12-18-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.025, 536.027, 537 & 543

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