“Affected Local Government” means a local government, as defined in section (9) of this rule, which is directly impacted by and specified in a proposed Department action; meanings specific to programs identified in OAR 690-005-0025 (Applicability) are defined in the rule divisions for those programs.
“Commission” means the Water Resources Commission.
“Department” means the Water Resources Department.
“Director” means the Director of the Water Resources Department.
“Land Use Approval” means a final decision or determination made by a local government that concerns the adoption, amendment, or application of: the goals; a comprehensive plan provision; implementing ordinance; or a new land use regulation. A land use approval does not include ministerial decisions of local governments (i.e., building permits) for which no right to hearing is provided. A land use approval is final when all corresponding appeal periods have expired.
“Land Use Dispute” means a disagreement between the Department and a local government regarding plans, programs, policies, actions, or other matters relating to land use which exists after the Department has:
Been informed by the planning director, other planning official or governing body of a local government, that the adoption, amendment, or implementation of a proposed Department land use program activity would not be allowable under, or would conflict with the policies or provisions of an acknowledged comprehensive plan; or
Determined that the adoption, amendment, or implementation of a local government comprehensive plan does not conform to the Commission’s state water resources policy, would harm existing rights, or would otherwise impair the public interest in water resources.
“Land Use Planning Procedures Guide” means the non-rule text submitted by the Department as part of its SAC Program. This guide establishes criteria for the determination of land use programs and procedures for assuring comprehensive plan compatibility and coordinating with local governments.
“Planning Department” means a local government department responsible for land use planning and the preparation, maintenance, and implementation of comprehensive plans.
“Planning Director” means the director of a local government planning department, an appropriate designee, or other local government official responsible for carrying out land use planning functions.
“Special Districts” means any unit of local government, other than a city, county, metropolitan service district formed under ORS Chapter 268 (Metropolitan Service Districts) or an association of local governments performing land use planning functions under ORS 197.190 authorized and regulated by statute and includes, but is not limited to: Water control districts, domestic water associations and water cooperatives, irrigation districts, port districts, regional air quality control authorities, fire districts, school districts, hospital districts, mass transit districts and sanitary districts. For the purposes of this rule, water use authorities formed under ORS 450.660 (Water authority formation) are considered special districts.
“State Agency Coordination Program” means the submittal made by the Department to the Department of Land Conservation and Development pursuant to ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities)(2)(a)–(d) and OAR 660, division 30. The Commission’s state agency coordination program consists of: