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e-Guide: Transportation Planning | Land Use
Oregon's Statewide Planning Overview
Oregon’s Unique Land Use Laws
 
Since 1973, Oregon has maintained a strong statewide program for land use planning. The foundation of that program is a set of 19 Statewide Planning Goals . The Planning Goals express the state's policies on land use and citizen involvement, housing, and natural resources.
 
Oregon's statewide Planning Goals are achieved through local comprehensive planning. State law requires each city and county to adopt a comprehensive plan and the zoning and land-division ordinances needed to put the plan into effect.
 
 
Oregon Transportation Plans, Rules, and Guidance Documents
Plans are reviewed for consistency by the state's Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). When LCDC officially approves a local government's plan, the plan is said to be ´acknowledged.´ It then becomes the controlling document for land use in the area covered by that plan. 
 
OTP (Oregon Transportation Plan) 
 
OHP (Oregon Highway Plan)
 
TPR (Transportation Planning Rule)
 
STIP (State Transportation Improvement Program- list of planned projects including local agency)
 
 
NEPA and Land Use Planning Compatibility
Oregon's planning laws apply not only to local governments but also to special districts and state agencies. The laws strongly emphasize coordination -- keeping plans and programs consistent with each other, with the goals, and with acknowledged local plans.
The local comprehensive plans must be consistent with the Statewide Planning Goals. NEPA and State Agency Coordination policies (see OAR 660-030-0070)  require that transportation projects be in compliance and are consistent with local, regional, and state transportation plans.
 
For more information concerning NEPA coordination with planning, see the following sites:
 
NEPA Guidance—Land Use Chapter
 
ODOT Planning Website
 
ODOT Planning Handbook
 
DLCD Website
 
Area Commissions on Transportation (ACTs)
 
OTC (OR Transportation Commission)
 
 
Other Planning Info of Interest
[additional links forthcoming]
 
Connect Oregon
 
 
NEW!  Guidance in the Works
 
Here’s just a sample of guidance we’re currently working on
that will involve Planning or Land Use and Environmental Compliance.
 
FHWA: Linking Planning & NEPA
 
Comprehensive Public Involvement from Planning Through Construction 
  

Contacts - Transportation Planning & Land Use

FOR STATEWIDE PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE
 
*Contact the staff listed below within the appropriate Section: 
 
      *Statewide NEPA Program Coordinator
      *Geo-Environmental Section Manager
 
Transportation Planning Section   503-986-4121
Geo-Environmental Section  (Salem)  503-986-4200

GeoEnvironmental Homepage
 
FOR REGION PROJECT DELIVERY GUIDANCE  
 
*Contact the staff listed below within the appropriate Region:

      *Region Planner
      *Region Environmental Coordinator (REC)
      *Region NEPA Project Manager (EPM)
 
 
Portland
Salem 
Roseburg
Bend
La Grande
503-731-8200
503-986-2600
541-774-6299
541-388-6032
541-963-3177


 
FOR LOCAL AGENCY PROJECT GUIDANCE  
Local Agency Liaisons & Program Coordinators (includes all Region LALs)
 
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