2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Tom Quintal representing Willamette Valley Mining Association, Thom Seal, Ph.D., PE - SB 838 Work Group member, Scott Atkinson - NorthWest Mineral Prospectors, Jan Alexander - Eastern Oregon Mining Association)|
|Chief Sponsors:||Senator Boquist|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession filed.)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to mining; declaring an emergency.|
Repeals moratorium on certain mining using any form of motorized equipment.
Replaces moratorium with certain conditions on mining using any form of motorized equipment. Punishes intentional violation of conditions by maximum fine of $500. Specifies that conditions become applicable January 2, 2016. Directs Department of Environmental Quality to study certain issues related to mining using motorized equipment and to report to appropriate legislative committee by September 15, 2016. Establishes surcharge on certain permits. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources|