AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PURSUE VARIOUS STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THAT THE STATE'S SHALLOW DRAFT NAVIGATION CHANNELS ARE SAFE AND NAVIGABLE AND TO CREATE THE OREGON INLET LAND ACQUISITION TASK FORCE. Enacted June 19, 2013. Effective June 19, 2013.
Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - View summary
Bill H 707 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jun 6 2013 - View summary
Senate amendment to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds a provision creating the 13-member Oregon Inlet Land Acquisition Task Force (Task Force) to determine, review, and consider the state's options acquiring the federal government's right, title, and interest in Oregon Inlet and adjacent real property. Describes the property in detail. Specifies the Task Force's duties. Specifies the Task Force membership, with member terms commencing on July 1, 2013, and names the Governor, or designee, as the chair. Requires the Task Force to submit a report by May 1, 2014, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the General Assembly, at which time the Task Force terminates.
Makes conforming changes to the act's title.
Bill H 707 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
Requires the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to do the following in order to ensure that the state's shallow draft navigation channels are safe and navigable: (1) utilize long-term agreements with the US Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the dredging of the state's shallow draft navigation channels to depths authorized on the date this act becomes law, (2) assist local governments in their pursuit of general permit authorizations from the Corps to allow local governments to dredge shallow draft navigation channels to depths and according to project designs authorized on the date this act becomes law, and (3) assist local governments in their pursuit of individual permits under the State Coastal Area Management Act permits issued by the Corps to allow the dredging of shallow draft navigation channels to depths greater than authorized on the date this act becomes law and to allow the placement of dredged materials on beaches. Defines shallow draft navigation channel.