(1)In making a decision to certify a proposed grant or loan the Director shall:
(a)Consult with the applicant and such agencies as the Director deems appropriate, and
(b)Consider information submitted by the applicant and all other relevant information available.
(2)The Director shall approve a grant or loan for certification only if it is consistent with the purposes of the Act, the management plan, and land use ordinances adopted pursuant to the Act, and the following criteria:
(a)The project and activity shall be consistent with the economic development policies in the Management Plan;
(b)The project and activity shall be consistent with the Economic Development Plans for Oregon and Washington as amended from time to time by the states consistent with Section 11 (a) of the Scenic Area Act;
(c)The project shall not involve relocation of a business from one National Scenic Area community to another;
(d)The activity shall not involve program administration; and
(e)The project shall occur only in counties that have in effect land use ordinances found consistent by the Commission and concurred on by the Secretary.
(3)Within 14 days of acceptance of the application as complete, the Director shall issue a decision along with findings of fact and conclusions of law setting forth the basis for the decision.
(4)The Director shall mail a copy of the decision to the applicant, the Forest Service, the States of Oregon and Washington, the Indian Tribes with treaty rights in the Scenic Area, the planning director of the applicable county or city, and any person who requests a copy of the decision.
(5)The Director shall periodically report to the Commission about certifications approved and denied.
Rule 350-120-0050 — Expedited Certification.,