An Applicant seeking the Commission’s determination of an eligible project for Abatement must submit an Application to the Department.
In addition to what is required by the Application or in this division of administrative rules, the Applicant shall submit any information requested by the Department for purposes of evaluating the Application.
Not less than 21 days after having received a complete Application, as described in OAR 123-623-1500 (Contents of Application, Generally), the Department shall arrange for the Commission to initially consider it at a regular or special meeting. Under extenuating circumstances, the Department may dispense with this minimum period.
The Application form is available from and submitted to: Incentives – Economic Development, Business Oregon, State Lands Building Suite 200, 775 Summer Street NE, Salem OR 97301, see www.oregon4biz.com.
An Applicant may submit an Application that is incomplete for lack of local agreement/approval, which the Department effectively receives and holds pending completion, in order that subsequently acquired, constructed or installed property avoids classification as Existing Property or for other reasons, so long as the Application includes:
All required information or documentation currently available to the Applicant; and
What the Department deems to be sufficient evidence that the Applicant has been in contact with the County to initiate steps under ORS 285C.609 (Request by county), including but not limited to local submission of a formal application if the County has previously established such procedures.(6) Section (5) of this rule is not applicable to proposed investments using an SIZ. All local processing and approval of such a project must be completed before submission of an Application.(7) No later than 30 days after the County has approved the project, the Applicant and County shall ensure that the Department is in receipt of a complete Application with all of the pertinent materials or evidence described in this rule and OAR 123-623-1500 (Contents of Application, Generally) or 123-623-1550 (Application outside a Strategic Investment Zone).