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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Proposed Amendments: 738-124-0020, 738-125-0020
Summary: These amendments allow the ASAP program to be inclusive of the entire FAM program as it applies to the grant process found in OAR 738-124-0020(2) and ensures that financial obligations are met at the state and local level as found in OAR 738-0125-0020(5). These are important considerations that must be addressed before grants are awarded and grant agreements are executed.
Last Date for Comment: June 1, 2017, 4 p.m
Rules Coordinator: Lauri Kunze
Address: Oregon Department of Aviation, 3040 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302-1125
Telephone: (503) 986-3171
You may provide input by sending written comments to:
ASAP Program
3040 25th Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97302-1125
After June 1, 2017, the Oregon Department of Aviation will consider the comments received and submit the final rules to the Oregon Aviation Board for approval.
If you have questions about the content of the rules, you may contact Nohemi Ramos at nohemi.ramos@aviation.state.or.us or Matt Lawyer at matthew.a.lawyer@aviation.state.or.us.
Submitting Public Correspondence
Public correspondence may be submitted at any time to aviation.mail@aviation.state.or.us. Written comments submitted at least 48 hours prior to a scheduled public meeting will be distributed to the Aviation Board in advance of the meeting.  If submitting written comment the day of the meeting, please provide 25 copies to the Aviation Board Secretary. All written comments received become part of the permanent record.  Public comments submitted to any other agency email address may not be received.
Temporary Exemption from Registration of Manned Aircraft 
As currently written a letter requesting Temporary Exemption from Registration of Manned Aircraft is due on March 1 for each calendar year an exemption is claimed. State aircraft registration is due one year from the original date of registration and is renewed each year on that anniversary date. This rule change seeks to align the due date for requesting a Temporary Exemption from Registration of Manned Aircraft with the original registration date of the aircraft and not with the calendar year. The purpose of this rule change is to reduce duplication of efforts and staff costs associated with reconciling two separate systems.
Criteria for a Temporary Exemption from Registration of Manned Aircraft is based on the aircraft not being physically capable of operation and flight and that the aircraft is not capable of forward motion on the ground or in flight. Preventive maintenance does not qualify for Temporary Exemption and is described in Federal Aviation Regulations, PART 43, Appendix A (c) for guidance on "preventive maintenance."
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the Business Manager.
Rule to be amended:  738-080-0030
Last date for public comment:  April 21, 2017
Oregon Dept. of Aviation UAS Links
There has been a significant increase in inquiries to the Oregon Department of Aviation regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones).  Below are some links to pertinent sources that can help citizens and stakeholders understand federal and state law.  Included are links to recent legislation in Oregon as well as links to federal guidelines. 
Did You Know?
ORS 837.020 and ORS 837.040 requires that every pilot and aircraft that is based, or operating commercially, within Oregon to register with the Oregon Department of Aviation.  By law, registration must take place within 60 days of issuance of any “appropriate effective federal certificate, permit, rating or license relating to competency as a pilot” – with the exception of student pilots, who must register prior to their first solo flight.
Oregon Department of Aviation has created a new Pilot Registration Form for pilots flying in Oregon.
Office Closures – Throughout the year ODA’s office in Salem may be closed for holidays and other special events. Below is a list of days the Department of Aviation office will be closed in 2017:
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2017 - Independence Day
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day
November 10, 2017 - Veteran's Day
November 23-24, 2017 - Thanksgiving
December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day


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