Oregon Oregon Business Development Department

Rule Rule 123-098-0020

ORS 285B.636 (Definitions for ORS 285B.635 to 285B.640) and OAR 123-001 (Procedural Rules) contain definitions used in this division of administrative rules. In addition, unless the context requires otherwise:


“Private owner,” as used in ORS 285B.626 (Definitions for ORS 285B.625 to 285B.632)(5)(b), means one or more persons, businesses or nongovernmental organizations that hold clear and lawful title to RSIS property, even if not owning it outright, and subject to the department’s acceptance, it may mean a private developer with total and direct legal authority for the improvement and disposition of the property from the actual private owner.


“Public entity” as used in ORS 285B.626 (Definitions for ORS 285B.625 to 285B.632)(5)(b), means a government or agency of a:


Local service district under ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined)(2) that has a general and abiding interest in the re/development of land within its territory for industrial use and employment, such as a port, airport or county service district; or


City, county or federally recognized Indian Tribe in Oregon, but excluding organizations under ORS chapter 190.


“Public owner,” as used in ORS 285B.626 (Definitions for ORS 285B.625 to 285B.632)(5)(a), means any Tribe, local government or local service district in Oregon that owns all of the Regionally Significant Industrial Site (RSIS).


“Development agreement” means an agreement between the private owner and the public entity, defining the project(s), requirements, and responsibilities to develop the project to “market ready”.


“Due diligence assessment” means an assessment of the actions, costs and time frames involved in bringing regionally significant industrial sites to market-ready status.


“RSIA” means a Regionally Significant Industrial Area designated as such by:


The Economic Recovery Review Council under ORS 197.723 (Designation of regionally significant industrial areas), as described in or proposed for OAR 966; or


The Metro Council for regulation under Title 4 of Metro’s Urban Growth Management Functional Plan, Metro Code Chapter 3.07.


“Regionally Significant Industrial Site” (RSIS) means a site as defined under ORS 285B.626 (Definitions for ORS 285B.625 to 285B.632)(6), that has been certified per OAR 123-097-0500 (Regionally Significant Industrial Site Designation), and for which all or portions of the property belong to the sponsor as a public owner or to one or more private owners, with whom the sponsor has entered into agreement.


“Regional Solutions Team” means interagency teams established by the Governor for defined regions within the state comprised of representative from each of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), the Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Department of Housing and Community Services (OHCS), and the Business Development Department (OBDD). The teams are led by a Regional Coordinator who represents the Governor as a catalyst for action in each region.


“Regional industrial land inventory” means an inventory of regionally significant industrial sites in a region that identifies development-related constraints and opportunities to develop the regionally significant industrial sites and that rates the sites based on market readiness.


“Willing Property Owner” means a public or private property owner that is committed to bringing a RSIS to market-readiness and pursuing development of the site for industrial use.


“Market-ready” means that a RSIS has been issued all appropriate and necessary development permits.

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Jun. 8, 2021