OAR 813-205-0005

Terms used throughout OAR chapter 813, division 205 may be defined in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) or in the OHCS General Definitions (OAR 813-005-0005 (General Definitions)). Terms used within this definition observe those definitions except as defined below:
(1) “Dwelling unit” or “dwelling” means real or personal property within Oregon that is inhabited as the primary residence of an owner or tenant.
(2) “ECHO Weatherization Guidelines” or “ECHO Guidelines” means Energy Conservation Helping Oregonians Weatherization Guidelines, as described in OAR 813-205-0007 (Manuals).
(3) “Household” means any individual residing alone, a family with or without children, or a group of individuals who are living together as one economic unit and purchase residential energy in common.
(4) “Low-income household” or “Low-income” means a household with income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
(5) “Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program” or “LIWAP” means the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program administered by OHCS pursuant to this division and other applicable law.
(6) “LIWAP requirements” means these administrative rules; all funding agreement terms and conditions; OHCS directives (including deficiency notices); the USDOE State Plan requirements; the ECHO Guidelines requirements; applicable LIHEAP funding requirements (see OAR chapter 813, division 200); and applicable state, local, and federal laws and requirements.
(7) “LIWAP services” means services as defined in OAR 813-205-0040 (Use of Funds), the USDOE State Plan, and the ECHO Guidelines, which are eligible activities with LIWAP funding.
(8) “Persons of Native American heritage” means a documented member of any federally-recognized tribe of the United States.


“USDOE State Plan” means the U.S. Department of Energy State Plan of Oregon, as described in OAR 813-205-0007 (Manuals).
(10) “Tenant” has the meaning provided in ORS 90.100 (Definitions).
(11) “Training and technical assistance” or “T&TA” means activities designed to improve the subgrantee’s management of LIWAP services and increase the effectiveness of its customer service efforts. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, those that result in maximization of energy savings in a dwelling; minimization of production costs; improvement of program management; and reduction of the potential for waste, fraud, and abuse of LIWAP funding.
(12) “Weatherization services” means conservation measures meant to reduce heating and cooling loads. These measures may include both air infiltration reduction and thermal improvements, such as wall, attic, and floor insulation.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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