Chapter 477

 

      477.001

 

ATTY. GEN. OPINIONS: When rural fire protection district may levy taxes on property within a forest protection district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

 

      477.064

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.066

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

      This section does not impose strict liability on owners and operators to suppress forest fires, but requires exercise of reasonable suppression efforts. Defrees v. U.S., Through U.S. Forest Service, 738 F. Supp 380 (D. Or. 1990)

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.067

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.068

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

      Liability for firefighting costs does not constitute exclusive remedy precluding suit for damages under [former] ORS 477.090. Henderson v. Nielsen, 127 Or App 109, 871 P2d 495 (1994), Sup Ct review denied

 

      Defendant in action to recover fire suppression costs has right to jury. State Forestry Department v. Louisiana Pacific Corp., 166 Or App 205, 999 P2d 487 (2000)

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.069

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.085

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.089

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

Under former similar statute (ORS 477.090)

 

      Liability under ORS 477.068 for firefighting costs does not constitute exclusive remedy precluding suit for damages. Henderson v. Nielsen, 127 Or App 109, 871 P2d 495 (1994), Sup Ct review denied

 

LAW REVIEW CITATIONS: 19 WLR 780 (1983)

 

      477.090

 

NOTE: Repealed as of June 4, 2013

 

      See annotations under ORS 477.089.

 

 

      477.120

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

      Operation on forestland refers to ongoing activity, not to permanent fixtures, such as power lines, that remain on landscape after operation has ceased. Dept. of Forestry v. Columbia Basin Elec. Co-op, 294 Or 284, 655 P2d 1053 (1982)

 

      477.205 to 477.291

 

ATTY. GEN. OPINIONS: When rural fire protection district may levy taxes on property within a forest protection district, (1972) Vol 36, p 71

 

      477.225

 

ATTY. GEN. OPINIONS: Levy of taxes by a rural fire protection district on property also within a forest protection district, but which property does not come within the definition of “forest land,” (1973) Vol 36, p 586

 

      477.281

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

      Immunity from additional fire suppression costs applies to “owner” of land only to extent ownership is passive and does not extend to cover activities owner performs as “operator.” Dept. of Forestry v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 149 Or App 22, 941 P2d 1052 (1997)

 

      477.440 to 477.460

 

LAW REVIEW CITATIONS: 30 EL 617 (2000)

 

      477.670

 

COMPLETED CITATIONS: State Forester v. Umpqua R. Nav. Co., 258 Or 10, 478 P2d 631 (1970), cert. denied, 404 US 826 (1971)

 

      477.740

 

NOTES OF DECISIONS

 

      This section does not impose strict liability on owners and operators to suppress forest fires, but requires exercise of reasonable suppression efforts. Defrees v. U.S., Through U.S. Forest Service, 738 F. Supp 380 (D. Or. 1990)