As used in this section, “eligible Indian tribe” means each of the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Klamath Tribes, as long as each remains a federally recognized Indian tribe.
(a) The government of an eligible Indian tribe may request the Oregon Business Development Department to designate one reservation enterprise zone. The reservation enterprise zone may cover an area of no more than 12 square miles, which does not have to be contiguous.
Upon request, the department shall designate a reservation enterprise zone if the land for which zone designation is sought is:
Land held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the tribe;
Land for which an application to transfer the land into trust has been filed with the federal government and is pending; or
Land that is located within the boundaries of the tribe’s reservation.
Land designated as a reservation enterprise zone pursuant to paragraph (b)(A) or (B) of this subsection may be outside the boundaries of the tribe’s reservation.
(a) The government of an eligible Indian tribe may cosponsor a reservation partnership zone comprising an area of up to 12 square miles. A reservation partnership zone includes lands within the jurisdiction of a cosponsoring city, county or port and may include both lands held in trust by the federal government for the benefit of the tribe and lands within the boundaries of the tribe’s reservation.