Definitions for 350-016-0002 to 350-016-0018
(1)“Commission” means the Columbia River Gorge Commission or any officer authorized by the commission to make rules or to issue orders.
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(a)“Contested case” means a proceeding before the commission:
(A)In which the individual legal rights, duties or privileges of specific parties are required by statute or Constitution to be determined only after a hearing at which such specific parties are entitled to appear and to be heard:
(B)Where the commission has discretion to suspend or revoke a right or privilege of a person;
(C)For the suspension, revocation or refusal to renew or issue a license where the licensee or applicant for a license demands such hearing.
(b)“Contested case” does not include proceedings in which any commission decision rests solely on the result of a test.
(3)“Economic effect” means the costs of compliance with a rule for businesses including but not limited to the costs of equipment, supplies, labor and administration.
(4)“License” includes the whole or part of any commission permit, certificate, approval, registration or similar form of permission required by law to pursue any commercial activity, trade, occupation or profession.
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(a)“Order” means any commission action expressed orally or in writing directed to a named person or named persons, other than employees, officers or members of the commission. “Order” includes any commission determination or decisions issued in connection with a contested case proceeding.
(b)“Final order” means final commission action expressed in writing. “Final order” does not include any tentative or preliminary commission declaration or statement that:
(A)Precedes final commission action; or
(B)Does not preclude further commission consideration of the subject matter of the statement or declaration.
(a)Each person or agency entitled as of right to a hearing before the commission;
(b)Each person or agency named by the commission to be a party; or
(c)Any person requesting to participate before the commission as a party or in a limited party status which the commission determines either has an interest in the outcome of the commission’s proceeding or represents a public interest in such result.
(7)“Person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or public or private organization of any character other than the commission.
(8)“Rule” means any commission directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of the commission. The term includes the amendment or repeal of a prior rule, but does not include:
(a)Unless a hearing is required by statute, internal management directives, regulations or statements which do not substantially affect the interests of the public:
(A)Between agencies, or their officers or their employees; or
(B)Within the commission, between its officers or between employees.
(b)Action by commission directed to other agencies or other units of government which do not substantially affect the interests of the public.
(9)“Small business” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity formed for the purpose of making a profit, which is independently owned and operated from all other businesses which has 50 or fewer employees.
Rule 350-016-0002 — Definitions for 350-016-0002 to 350-016-0018,