During the 2015 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 269 was passed which authorizes the Oregon Department of Aviation to increase our pilot and aircraft registration fees.
Revenue from these programs goes toward many good causes including: Office of Emergency Management for conducting activities for search and rescue missions; 10% grant match for Federal Aviation Association funding for the General Aviation Entitlement Program and the Capital Construction Improvement Program; and agency staffing and other organizational costs to administer these programs. Additionally, it promotes the aviation infrastructure and develops economic development and jobs outcomes.
- **Payments received by December 31, 2015 will be processed at the current rates.**
- **Starting January 1, 2016, the new rates will be applied in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute’s 837.045 and 837.025.**
Click here to view the new rates and related statutes.
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Relating to Civil Penalties. ORS 837.998 grants the Director of the Department of Aviation (ODA) the ability to impose civil penalties on citizens or public agencies for violating any part of ORS Chapter 837. These OARs help to define and explain the determination of the civil penalties and their process.
You may provide input by sending written comments to:
Joy Howard, ODA Business Manager
3040 25th St. SE
Salem, OR 97302-1125
December 8, 2015 at 10:00am
Port of Portland, Multnomah Room (inside airport terminal)
7200 NE Airport Way
If you plan to testify at the hearing, please bring a written copy of your comments to submit for the record. All testimony and written comments received will be made part of the rulemaking record. Written comments received anytime during the comment period carry the same weight as testimony delivered at hearing.
The deadline to comment will be at the close of the hearing on December 8, 2015. After that date, 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 Joy Howard at