OAR 123-001 (Procedural Rules) contains definitions used in this division of administrative rules unless the context demands otherwise. In addition, as used in ORS 285C.050 to 285C.250:
Sponsor or zone sponsor includes the single city, port or county, or the cities, ports or counties, or any combination of these, collectively, as described in OAR 123-650 that:
Most recently designated or re-designated the enterprise zone under ORS 285C.065 or 285C.250; or
Joined the zone with a change to the zone boundary under ORS 285C.115.
Sponsor also refers to:
The tribal government and any city, port or county cosponsor of a reservation enterprise zone or a reservation partnership zone under ORS 285C.306 (see OAR 123-656).
The county, multiple counties or city that sought designation of a rural renewable energy development zone under ORS 285C.353 (see OAR 123-680).
Depending on the particular context, a sponsor or a zone sponsor may refer to a single sponsoring entity or cosponsor of the enterprise zone included in section (1) or (2) of this rule. Such reference neither supersedes nor interferes with ORS 285C.105(2), which compels all cosponsors to act jointly in fulfilling the duties of the zone sponsor and in taking any action with respect to the zone, with the exception of:
Restriction on hotel/resort eligibility by a city or county at designation, in joining with boundary change or partial revocation, consistent with OAR 123-650-4800(2)(e) and (3); or
Provision of local incentives as described in OAR 123-668-1300.
The zone sponsor does not include and is not any city, port or county that simply consented to having part of its territory contained in the zone as described in OAR 123-650-0500.