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Soils Assessment Rulemaking
On June 22, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) directed the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to initiate an administrative rulemaking process to develop rules to implement House Bill 3647, adopted in the 2010 legislative session. These rule changes will be to OAR 660, division 33 (Agricultural Lands) and will entail the development of a contracting process in which DLCD arranges with soil classifiers to assess soil productivity when landowners challenge published soils productivity data.
At the same June 22 meeting, LCDC agreed to create an advisory committee to advise the department and the commission (see below). LCDC will conduct a formal review of the committee’s recommendations at its regular October 2011 meeting. Based on input and recommendations from the committee, LCDC may adopt new administrative rules at that time.
For more information, please contact Katherine Daniels at 503-373-0050 ext. 329, or via email at katherine.daniels@state.or.us.
If you would like to be placed on the contact list for this process, please contact Casaria Tuttle at 503-373-0050 ext. 322, or via email at casaria.r.tuttle@state.or.us.

Committee Members
Dawn Ferris, Soil Science Society of America
Andy Gallagher, Red Hill Soils
Jim Johnson, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Mike McAllister, Clackamas County Planning Department
Steve McCoy, 1000 Friends of Oregon
Chad McGrath, Natural Resources Conservation Service

DLCD Staff
Katherine Daniels, Farm and Forest Lands Specialist
Casaria Tuttle, Rules Coordinator

Link to Meetings Page
Meetings of the Soils Assessment Rulemaking Advisory Committee are open to the public. To view meeting information, please go here.