ORS 285B.626 and OAR 123-001 (Procedural Rules) contain definitions used in this division of administrative rules. In addition, unless the context requires otherwise:
Development Agreement means a contract whereby a public entity invests public money to prepare a privately owned RSIS for industrial use.
Eligible Employer means an employer that is conducting a traded-sector business on a regionally significant industrial site; and
With respect to a rural site, has hired at least 25 full-time employees whose wages average at least 150 percent of the county or state average wage, whichever is less; or
With respect to an urban site, has hired at least 50 full-time employees whose wages average at least 150 percent of the county or state average wage, whichever is less.
Employee means a person employed by an eligible employer to perform work located on the RSIS.
Industrial use means employment activities including but not limited to manufacturing, assembly, fabrication, processing, storage, logistics, warehousing, importation, distribution, transshipment, and research and development, that generate income from the production, handling or distribution of traded-sector goods or services.
Public owner and public entity mean all local governments as that term is defined in ORS 174.116, and federally recognized Indian Tribes in Oregon.
RSIS means a regionally significant industrial site designated under 123-097-0500.
Rural site means a RSIS located outside the acknowledged Portland Metropolitan Area Regional Urban Growth Boundary and the acknowledged urban growth boundaries of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Sponsor (project sponsor under ORS 285B.625-.632) means a public owner of a RSIS that is investing in preparation of the site for industrial use by a third party, or a public entity that has entered into a Development Agreement to prepare a privately owned site for industrial use.
Tax year, as used in ORS 285B.626, 285B.627 and 285B.630, means the calendar year over which an eligible employer pays taxable income to its employees working on the RSIS.
Tax Reimbursement Agreement means a binding contract between the Department and a Sponsor, under which the Sponsor may receive reimbursement for RSIS preparation costs from estimated incremental income tax revenues generated by employees working on the RSIS.
Traded-Sector Business has the meaning given that term in ORS 285A.010.
Urban site means a RSIS located within the acknowledged Portland Metropolitan Area Regional Urban Growth Boundary and the acknowledged urban growth boundaries of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Wages mean payments made to an individual for personal services and the cash value of all compensation to that individual in any medium other than cash, as reported by employers on the Oregon Quarterly Tax Report required by law.