Oregon
Rule Rule 123-650-4000
DESIGNATIONS & BOUNDARY CHANGES — Initiating Designation


To designate or re-designate an enterprise zone under ORS 285C.065 or 285C.250:

(1)

The process begins with the Sponsoring Government(s) sending a formal advisory to the Department of its intent to re-/designate. This may happen at any time for a new designation, but for concurrent re-designation, the local zone sponsor shall timely provide the advisory under ORS 285C.074 after January 1 but no later than on or around April 16, preceding July 1 when the existing zone will have Terminated-by-Statute.

(2)

The Department will respond promptly to such an advisory, which if by telephone will be memorialized at least through email, consulting with the Sponsoring Government(s) about:

(a)

The utility, impacts and responsibilities of re-/designating and having an enterprise zone;

(b)

Steps to re-/designate a zone, including but not limited to formally sending notice to and consulting with local taxing districts, after this consultation by the Department has taken place;

(c)

Documentation, as well as sample resolution language, needing to be submitted to the Department;

(d)

Economic hardship criteria and possible assistance in identifying measures for the local area;

(e)

Prohibitions in OAR 123-650-4900(2); and

(f)

Other matters as appropriate or necessary.

(3)

Not less than 45 days after advising the Department, the Sponsor Governments may submit the enterprise zone re-/designation, as described in OAR 123-650-4100 (electronically as desired).
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