Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-005-0050
Assuring Goal Compliance and Acknowledged Plan Compatibility for New or Amended Land Use Programs


(1)

Except as provided in section (2) of this rule, the Department shall assure that new rules and programs which qualify as land use programs, or amendments to existing land use programs, comply with the statewide planning goals and are compatible with acknowledged comprehensive plans.

(2)

The Commission may choose not to apply this rule to the adoption of temporary rules and programs.

(3)

The Department shall examine new rules or programs to determine if they qualify as land use programs as defined by OAR 660-030-0005 (Definitions)(2) and using criteria established in the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide.

(4)

If new rules or programs are found to be land use programs, the Department or Commission shall amend OAR 690-005-0025 (Applicability), other sections of existing rule divisions pertinent to the program, and the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide as needed to assure goal compliance and compatibility with acknowledged comprehensive plans.

(5)

Amendments to existing land use programs shall be examined to determine if:

(a)

They affect land use as determined by the criteria established in the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide;

(b)

Provisions of OAR 690, division 5 or the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide are sufficient for assuring that actions allowed by the amendments comply with the goals and are compatible with comprehensive plans; or

(c)

They modify the program so that it no longer qualifies as a land use program.

(6)

If needed as determined after completing the examination prescribed in section (5) of this rule, the Department or Commission shall amend administrative rules and the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide to assure goal compliance and compatibility with acknowledged comprehensive plans. If needed, considering the provisions of subsection (4)(c) of this rule, the program shall be deleted from OAR 690-005-0025 (Applicability) and the Department’s Land Use Planning Procedures Guide amended accordingly.

(7)

The Department shall provide written notice of any new rule or amendment determined to be a new land use program or affect the land use status of an existing land use program to the Department of Land Conservation and Development, persons on any Department mailing lists established for land use coordination purposes, and any local governments relying on the Department for goal compliance as described in OAR 660-030-0085 (Local Government Reliance on State Agency Land Use Programs). The notice shall include:

(a)

The date, time, and location of the Department’s proposed action;

(b)

The manner in which written and oral comment on the proposed action can be submitted to the Department;

(c)

An explanation of how the new rule or amendment qualifies as, or affects the land use status of, a land use program; and

(d)

A description of any actions taken, or to be taken, pursuant to sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

(8)

If no comment is received from the Department of Land Conservation and Development within the period specified in the notice described in section (7) of this rule, the Department may presume that the Department of Land Conservation and Development finds the new or amended rule or program to have satisfied requirements of ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities) and OAR 660, divisions 30 and 31.
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