Metro Regional Resources
(1)For purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:
(a)“Metro” is the Metropolitan Service District organized under ORS Chapter 268 (Metropolitan Service Districts), and operating under the 1992 Metro Charter, for 24 cities and certain urban portions of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.
(b)“Regional resource” is a site containing a significant Goal 5 resource, including but not limited to a riparian corridor, wetland, or open space area, which is identified as a regional resource on a map adopted by Metro ordinance.
(2)Local governments shall complete the Goal 5 process in this division for all regional resources prior to or during the first periodic review following Metro’s adoption of a regional resources map, unless Metro adopts a regional functional plan by ordinance to establish a uniform time for all local governments to complete the Goal 5 process for particular regional resource sites.
(3)Metro may adopt one or more regional functional plans to address all applicable requirements of Goal 5 and this division for one or more resource categories and to provide time limits for local governments to implement the plan. Such functional plans shall be submitted for acknowledgment under the provisions of ORS 197.251 (Compliance acknowledgment) and 197.274 (Review of Metro regional framework plan). Upon acknowledgment of Metro’s regional resource functional plan, local governments within Metro’s jurisdiction shall apply the requirements of the functional plan for regional resources rather than the requirements of this division.
Rule 660-023-0080 — Metro Regional Resources,