(1)Hold direct discussions with the affected local government(s), DLCD, and any other appropriate or affected persons or agencies in accordance with applicable informal dispute resolution procedures.
(2)If the Department’s statutory obligation remains in conflict after exhausting the appropriate procedures under section (1) of this rule, and the Department determines that it must act, the Board of Forestry (or its designated representative) shall adopt findings in writing explaining why it cannot act compatibly with applicable city or county comprehensive plans and land use regulations and then, adopt goal findings to assure compliance with the statewide goals in accord with OAR 660-030-0065 (Agency Compliance with the Statewide Planning Goals)(3).
(3)The Department shall provide a copy of the findings referenced in section (2) of this rule to applicable city or county governments and upon request, to other interested persons explaining the rationale for its decision.
(4)If the dispute is not resolved through sections (1)–(3) of this rule, the Department may request informal mediation or a compatibility determination from the LCDC in accordance with OAR 660-030-0070 (Agency Compatibility with Acknowledged Comprehensive Plans).
Rule 629-020-0050 — Dispute Resolution,