Oregon
Rule Rule 123-656-1000
TRIBAL ZONES — Applicability of Regular Parameters


For purposes of RENZs and RPRZs:

(1)

Their creation does not depend on any measure of local economic hardship or on consultation with local taxing districts.

(2)

They do not need to satisfy the following requirements in OAR 123-650, except pursuant to a boundary change under ORS 285C.115(3), including but not limited to:

(a)

Maximum distances overall or between an RENZs separate areas; or

(b)

General co-sponsorship or consent by applicable city, port or county governments as described in OAR 123-650-0500.

(3)

Each may have total area within its boundary of up to but not more than 12 square miles, for which:

(a)

An RENZ shall conform to OAR 123-650-1000(3), but it may include separate, noncontiguous areas anywhere in this state.

(b)

The cosponsors of an RPRZ shall determine how to define, map and describe the zones area, which however, must be contiguous.

(4)

Either may designate itself for electronic commerce status under ORS 285C.095 (see OAR 123-662).

(5)

The zone sponsor shall fulfill the duties incumbent on it under ORS 285C.105 or elsewhere in ORS chapter 285C, including but not limited to those addressed in OAR 123-668.

(6)

They are invariably rural enterprise zones:

(a)

Even if entirely or partially inside a regional or metropolitan urban growth boundary, notwithstanding OAR 123-650-0700.

(b)

For purposes of the standard exemption under ORS 285C.175 (see OAR 123-674) and long-term tax incentives under ORS 285C.409 and 317.124 (see OAR 123-690), regardless of where any part of the zone exists, but:

(A)

The facility must nevertheless be in an applicable county for the long-term tax incentives; and

(B)

Neither an RENZ (designated after 2003) nor an RPRZ sponsor may elect or allow a hotel, motel or destination resort business to be eligible for the standard exemption.

(7)

They are not subject to premature termination by order of the Director under ORS 285C.245(3) to (5) or to programmatic sunset under ORS 285C.255.
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