Timing of Adoption and Update of Transportation System Plans; Exemptions
(1)MPOs shall complete regional TSPs for their planning areas by May 8, 1996. For those areas within a MPO, cities and counties shall adopt local TSPs and implementing measures within one year following completion of the regional TSP:
(a)If by May 8, 2000, a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has not adopted a regional transportation system plan that meets the VMT reduction standard in OAR 660-012-0035 (Evaluation and Selection of Transportation System Alternatives) and the metropolitan area does not have an approved alternative standard established pursuant to OAR 660-012-0035 (Evaluation and Selection of Transportation System Alternatives), then the cities and counties within the metropolitan area shall prepare and adopt an integrated land use and transportation plan as outlined in OAR 660-012-0035 (Evaluation and Selection of Transportation System Alternatives). Such a plan shall be prepared in coordination with the MPO and shall be adopted within three years;
(b)When an area is designated as an MPO or is added to an existing MPO, the affected local governments shall, within one year of adoption of the regional transportation plan, adopt a regional TSP in compliance with applicable requirements of this division and amend local transportation system plans to be consistent with the regional TSP.
(c)Local governments in metropolitan areas may request and the commission may by order grant an extension for completing an integrated land use and transportation plan required by this division. Local governments requesting an extension shall set forth a schedule for completion of outstanding work needed to complete an integrated land use and transportation plan as set forth in OAR 660-012-0035 (Evaluation and Selection of Transportation System Alternatives). This shall include, as appropriate:
(A)Adoption of a long-term land use and transportation vision for the region;
(B)Identification of centers and other land use designations intended to implement the vision;
(C)Adoption of housing and employment allocations to centers and land use designations; and
(D)Adoption of implementing plans and zoning for designated centers and other land use designations.
(d)Local governments within metropolitan areas that are not in compliance with the requirements of this division to adopt or implement a standard to increase transportation choices or have not completed an integrated land use and transportation plan as required by this division shall review plan and land use regulation amendments and adopt findings that demonstrate that the proposed amendment supports implementation of the region’s adopted vision, strategy, policies or plans to increase transportation choices and reduce reliance on the automobile.
(2)A plan or land use regulation amendment supports implementation of an adopted regional strategy, policy or plan for purposes of this section if it achieves the following as applicable:
(a)Implements the strategy or plan through adoption of specific plans or zoning that authorizes uses or densities that achieve desired land use patterns;
(b)Allows uses in designated centers or neighborhoods that accomplish the adopted regional vision, strategy, plan or policies; and
(c)Allows uses outside designated centers or neighborhood that either support or do not detract from implementation of desired development within nearby centers.
(3)For areas outside an MPO, cities and counties shall complete and adopt regional and local TSPs and implementing measures by May 8, 1997.
(4)By November 8, 1993, affected cities and counties shall, for non-MPO urban areas of 25,000 or more, adopt land use and subdivision ordinances or amendments required by OAR 660-012-0045 (Implementation of the Transportation System Plan)(3), (4)(a)–(f) and (5)(d). By May 8, 1994 affected cities and counties within MPO areas shall adopt land use and subdivision ordinances or amendments required by 660-012-0045 (Implementation of the Transportation System Plan)(3), (4)(a)–(e) and (5)(e). Affected cities and counties which do not have acknowledged ordinances addressing the requirements of this section by the deadlines listed above shall apply 660-012-0045 (Implementation of the Transportation System Plan)(3), (4)(a)–(g) and (5)(e) directly to all land use decisions and all limited land use decisions.
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(a)Affected cities and counties that either:
(A)Have acknowledged plans and land use regulations that comply with this rule as of May 8, 1995, may continue to apply those acknowledged plans and land use regulations; or
(B)Have plan and land use regulations adopted to comply with this rule as of April 12, 1995, may continue to apply the provisions of this rule as they existed as of April 12, 1995, and may continue to pursue acknowledgment of the adopted plans and land use regulations under those same rule provisions provided such adopted plans and land use regulations are acknowledged by April 12, 1996. Affected cities and counties that qualify and make this election under this paragraph shall update their plans and land use regulations to comply with the 1995 amendments to OAR 660-012-0045 (Implementation of the Transportation System Plan) as part of their transportation system plans.
(b)Affected cities and counties that do not have acknowledged plans and land use regulations as provided in subsection (a) of this section, shall apply relevant sections of this rule to land use decisions and limited land use decisions until land use regulations complying with this amended rule have been adopted.
(6)Cities and counties shall update their TSPs and implementing measures as necessary to comply with this division at each periodic review subsequent to initial compliance with this division. Local governments within metropolitan areas shall amend local transportation system plans to be consistent with an adopted regional transportation system plan within one year of the adoption of an updated regional transportation system plan or by a date specified in the adopted regional transportation system plan.
(7)The director may grant a whole or partial exemption from the requirements of this division to cities under 10,000 population and counties under 25,000 population, and for areas within a county within an urban growth boundary that contains a population less than 10,000. Eligible jurisdictions may request that the director approve an exemption from all or part of the requirements in this division. Exemptions shall be for a period determined by the director or until the jurisdiction’s next periodic review, whichever is shorter.
(a)The director’s decision to approve an exemption shall be based upon the following factors:
(A)Whether the existing and committed transportation system is generally adequate to meet likely transportation needs;
(B)Whether the new development or population growth is anticipated in the planning area over the next five years;
(C)Whether major new transportation facilities are proposed which would affect the planning areas;
(D)Whether deferral of planning requirements would conflict with accommodating state or regional transportation needs; and
(E)Consultation with the Oregon Department of Transportation on the need for transportation planning in the area, including measures needed to protect existing transportation facilities.
(b)The director’s decision to grant an exemption under this section is appealable to the commission as provided in OAR 660-002-0020 (Commission Review of Director’s Action Under Rule 660-002-0005) (Delegation of Authority Rule)
(8)Portions of TSPs and implementing measures adopted as part of comprehensive plans prior to the responsible jurisdiction’s periodic review shall be reviewed pursuant to OAR chapter 660, division 18, Post Acknowledgment Procedures.
Rule 660-012-0055 — Timing of Adoption and Update of Transportation System Plans; Exemptions,