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Administrative Rules and Statutes

Administrative Rules

View complete copies of the Administrative Rules for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. (located on the Secretary of State Web site)

For more information on OWEB's Administrative Rules, please contact Eric Harstein at (503) 986-0029.

Temporary Administrative Rules

No temporary administrative rules are currently in effect.

Proposed Rule Changes

OWEB seeks public comment on proposed amendments to the OWEB Grant Program and Restoration Grant administrative rules.

Proposed Rules for OWEB Grant Program and Restoration Grants​ (PDF)

OWEB's Grant Program and Restoration Grant administrative rules were last amended in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Since that time, OWEB staff, through consultation with grantees and stakeholders, has identified refinements that will result in more efficient and effective processes to receive, evaluate and administer grant applications and agreements.

Changes proposed in the OWEB Grant Program and Restoration Grant administrative rules include:

  • ✓ removing the 10% cap on fiscal administration for grants.
  • ✓ removing a person from eligibility for a grant.
  • ✓ revising grant agreement conditions to allow for amendments if there are outstanding reporting requirements on prior grant agreements. 
  • ✓ allowing for all non-profits to retain equipment purchased with grant funds.
  • ✓ modifying the percentage of grant project funds to be retained until final report is approved.
  • ✓ modifying restoration grant evaluation criteria.
  • ✓ proposing other minor adjustments.

Additional Information

Comment Period

The public comment period for the amended rules begins on March 1, 2017 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2017.

To comment on the proposed rules, please send comments by email to Eric Hartstein​ with the phrase “Comments on OWEB Grant Program and Restoration Grants” in the subject line, or send written comments to:

Eric Hartstein
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 360
Salem, Oregon 97301-1290

Public Hearing

OWEB will hold a public hearing on March 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Department of State Lands, Mill Creek Room, 775 Summer St. NE, Salem to receive comments regarding the proposed rule amendments. Both oral and written comments will be accepted at the hearing.


Question concerning the rules or this process may be directed to Eric Hartstein, or (503) 986-0029.

Public Accommodation

The services, programs, and activities of the Board are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. To request special considerations to participate in these hearings, please contact the Board’s ADA coordinator, Darika Barnes (503-986-0181) at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.


View complete copies of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board on the Oregon State Legislature website. ORS pertaining to OWEB begin at 541.890 and continue through 541.972.

Some of OWEB's statutes were amended by Senate Bill 342 during the 2011 legislative session. Please refer to Chapter 643 of Oregon Laws 2011 for those amendments.

Chapter 643 of Oregon Laws 2011