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Oregon Geothermal Cultural Resource Assessment(11-OR)

Developers must complete the Oregon cultural consideration process through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and if cultural resources are unearthed in a project area the developer must obtain an Archaeological permit. The process is regulated under O.R.S. 97, O.R.S. 358, and O.A.R. 736-051. If the project is likely to unearth cultural resources, developers must consult with tribes and submit a project plan subject to review by HPO. If cultural resources are unearthed the developer must commence the Archaeological Permit Application process. The application process involves cultural surveying of the project area and an associated report, as well as development of a mitigation plan subject to SHPO approval.

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