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News Release
State to hold hearing on waterway rulemaking - 01/04/17

Grants Pass -- The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) will hold a formal hearing to seek public comments on proposed new rules that would create an expedited permit for certain activities that promote the reconnection of incised waterways with their floodplains:

January 12, 2017
Anne Basker Auditorium
600 NW 6th St.
Grants Pass
2:00 -- 3:30 p.m.

The draft rules were developed with input over six months from an advisory committee composed of a diverse group of stakeholders, including elected officials, environmental and agricultural organizations, and agency technical experts. The rules pertain to specific stream restoration actions that function similarly to natural beaver dams to improve incised stream channels.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the hearing may send comments via mail or email during the public comment period which ends Friday, January 20, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.

Email: rules@dsl.state.or.us; U.S. mail: Sabrina Foward, Rules Coordinator, Department of State Lands, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100, Salem, Oregon 97301-1279.

Additional information is on the DSL website under Rulemaking: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Pages/Rulemaking-Activity.aspx

The Department of State Lands protects Oregon's wetlands and waterways for their ecological functions and for the benefits they provide to the state's economy and the well-being of Oregonians. The agency does this through administering the Removal-Fill Law, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 1967. The Department also protects public ownership rights of Oregon's navigable and tidally influenced waterways by managing the use of state-owned land under rivers, lakes and the territorial sea.