Authority, Purpose and Policy
(1)Authority: The authority for this rule is granted to the Director of the Department of Corrections in accordance with ORS 179.040 (General powers and duties), 423.020 (Department of Corrections), 423.030 (Department not limited by ORS 423.020), and 423.075 (Director).
(2)Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to establish as policy of the Department of Corrections the appropriate utilization of approximately 104 acres of real property owned by the department situated in Marion County, Oregon, inside the City of Salem bordering the Oregon State Correctional Institution described in Exhibit A and hereinafter referred to as the “Savanna Haven Property.”
(a)As provided in the Oregon Sustainability Act, ORS 184.423 (Findings and goals regarding sustainability), Oregon agencies, in their operations, “should help reduce adverse impacts on native habitats and species and help restore ecological processes.”
(b)The department understands that utilization of the Savanna Haven Property must be in compliance with the following:
(A)ORS 184.423 (Findings and goals regarding sustainability);
(B)ORS 276.054 (Declaration of policy concerning capitol area and other areas);
(C)City of Salem zoning requirement; and
(D)Salem Area Comprehensive Plan (Southeast Salem Area Plan).
(c)Consistent with the Oregon Sustainability Act and with the values and purposes described more fully below, it is the policy of the Department of Corrections to maintain and utilize the Savanna Haven Property in a manner that preserves the habitat values of the existing oak savanna and secures the area from commercial and industrial encroachment, as set forth in these rules.
Rule 291-073-0100 — Authority, Purpose and Policy,