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2006 TPR Amendments
This is a record of a past rulemaking action.
To view information on the current rulemaking process please go to the Joint Subcommittee on TPR & OHP page.
 
To view information on current meetings please go to the meetings page.

TPR Amendment Process (October 2006)
On August 15, the Joint Oregon Transportation Commission – Land Conservation and Development Commission (OTC-LCDC) Transportation Subcommittee met to discuss whether the LCDC should consider further amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) to clarify requirements related to goal exceptions for transportation facilities on rural lands.
 
The report summarizes the discussion that occurred at that meeting and the Subcommittee’s recommendation. The Joint Subcommittee recommends continued monitoring of the issue but that the Commission not consider further rule amendments at this time. Based on this outcome, the department recommends that the Commission conclude the current TPR rulemaking.
 
 

TPR Amendments (July 2006)
On June 29, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) adopted proposed amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR).

The Commission also continued the rulemaking process to consider whether or not to make additional amendments to the rule as it relates to thresholds for goal exceptions for roadway improvements on rural lands.

Here is a quick summary of the adopted amendments:
  • Revise the TPR "purpose statement" to more accurately express the overall policy consistent with Goal 12
  • Update requirements for metropolitan area planning
  • Revise rule provisions for "transportation project development" to clarify that decisions made in Transportation System Plans (TSPs) need not be revisited as projects undergo detailed design and approval
  • Consolidate requirements for goal exceptions for transportation projects into the TPR. (Currently exceptions must address the Exceptions Rule as well as the TPR).
  • A series of minor and housekeeping amendments were also adopted.
Proposed amendments that would have made 28-foot wide residential streets a "safe harbor" for meeting the skinny streets requirement were not adopted.

The adopted amendments will be effective when filed with the Secretary of State - expected later this month (July).

The Joint OTC/LCDC Subcommittee will meet on August 15 in Salem to discuss whether additional amendments should be considered to address the goal exceptions threshold issue. (See Joint OTC-LCDC Subcommittee )

Links to the adopted amendments and related information are provided below:
For more information about the proposed amendments, contact Bob Cortright at 503-373-0050 x241, or via email at bob.cortright@state.or.us

Proposed TPR Amendments (June 2006)
On June 29, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) held a work session to consider proposed amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR). Links to the text of proposed rule amendments and related information are provided below.
For more information about the proposed amendments, contact Bob Cortright at 503-373-0050 x241, or via email at bob.cortright@state.or.us

Proposed TPR Amendments (February 2006)
On Feb. 2, 2006, LCDC held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR). Links to the text of proposed rule amendments and related information are provided below.

Proposed TPR Amendments (November 2005)
LCDC held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule at its Dec. 1 meeting in Medford. Links to the text of the proposed rule amendments, staff report, and other supporting information for the meeting are provided below:

TPR Amendments (March 2005)
On March 16, 2005, LCDC adopted the proposed amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule. The amendments change provisions of Rule 0060, which apply to consideration of plan and land use regulation amendments that affect the transportation system. A copy of the amendments as adopted by the Commission is provided below. The amendments were filed with the Secretary of State on April 11 and were effective upon filing.
 
 
RELATED INFORMATION

TPR Work Group
In March of 2005, LCDC appointed a work group to advise the joint OTC-LCDC Subcommittee about additional amendments to the Transportation Planning Rule. The work group will meet over the next several months to develop recommendations for rule amendments for considertion by the joint OTC-LCDC Subcommittee and LCDC. Work group meetings are open to the public.

Joint OTC-LCDC Subcommittee (August 2006)
The Joint OTC-LCDC Subcommittee will meet in Salem on August 15 to discuss whether to recommend additional amendments to the TPR related to thresholds for goal exceptions.
 
The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the ODOT Human Resources Center at 2775 19th Street SE.
 
An agenda for the meeting and supporting information should be posted on this website on or about Aug. 8. Related information on this issue is included in the DLCD staff report for the February 2006 LCDC meeting. (Link included above - See pages 16-24.)
 
In October 2004, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) convened a joint subcommittee to review results of an evaluation of the Transportation Planning Rule and recommend follow-up actions.
 
Detailed information about the joint LCDC-OTC Subcommittee is posted on the ODOT website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/TPR.shtml
 
The joint subcommittee includes OTC Chair Stuart Foster, and Commissioner Mike Nelson, and LCDC Commissioners Marilyn Worrix, Ron Henri and Hanley Jenkins. The subcommittee´s work is being assisted by consultant Frank Angelo of the firm Angelo/Eaton, which has produced a series of memos that outline issues and recommendations.
 
Questions about the Transportation Planning Rule Evaluation should be directed to Bob Cortright at 503-373-0050 x241, or via email at bob.cortright@state.or.us

Metropolitan Planning Status Report (2004)
At its Nov. 5, 2004 meeting, LCDC received and approved the Status Report on Metropolitan Transportation Planning. The report reviews work by the state´s four larger metropolitan areas to implement portions of the TPR that require planning for reduced reliance on the automobile.
 
The staff report also identified possible ´next steps,´ including possible amendments to the TPR. The Commission agreed with staff´s recommendation that these options should be considered further through the joint OTC-LCDC subcommittee that is conducting a broader evaluation of the TPR (discussed above).
 
Links to the status report and DLCD´s staff report for the November 5 LCDC meeting are provided below: