To be considered as an Oregon Regional Trail, a proponent must submit to the department a complete Oregon Regional Trail Application form in the format specified by the department, including a detailed Trail Management Plan.
The department will review each Oregon Regional Trail proposal for completeness, including whether the application adequately addressees the considerations provided in ORS 390.965 (Hearing required)(2). The department will provide all complete, eligible applications to the council. Incomplete or ineligible applications will be returned to the proponents with an explanation of the deficiencies.
After the public meetings required in subsection (b), the director shall either submit the council’s recommendation to the commission for approval or denial of the proposed Oregon Regional Trail or request that the council provide further consideration of issues presented in the public meeting.
The department will enter into written cooperative agreements with landowners, federal agencies, other state agencies, local governments, private organizations and individuals as necessary to ensure that the development, signing, operation, maintenance, location or relocation of the trail meet the Oregon Regional Trail standards.
The department shall evaluate each Oregon Regional Trail at least once every five years. The department will provide the council an evaluation and inventory of the trail features. Upon review, the council may recommend:
The trail be improved to meet the standards of state designation; or
Removal of Oregon Regional Trail designation when or if the trail no longer meets the criteria.
Signing and Publication of Oregon Regional Trails.
Consistent with the requirements of ORS 390.959 (Composition of trails system), the department will establish sign standards and coordinate sign placement for each trail the commission designates as an Oregon Regional Trail.
The department will publish on its web page and make available standardized route maps for all Oregon Regional Trails.