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SB 3 - Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining - Oregon Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (38-20) -

Title: Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits suction dredge mining on rivers and streams with essential salmonid species.

Highlights:
  •  Prohibits suction dredge mining operations in areas with essential salmonid populations up to the ordinary line of high water for rivers and streams with high salmonid populations (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits motorized in-stream placer mining from involving (Sec. 5):

    • The operation of motorized equipment within 1,000 feet of a residence or campground between the hours of either 8 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier, and 8 a.m.;

    • The operation of a motorized suction dredge which has a suction hose with an inside diameter exceeding 4 inches; and

    • Involving the operation of motorized equipment in a manner harmful to freshwater mollusks, essential indigenous salmonid habitat, or habitat essential to the recovery and conservation of Pacific lamprey.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Restrictions on Suction Mining

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