Pursuant to ORS 527
.650, 527.660, and OAR 629-676-0100
, Regional Forest Practice Committees (RFPC) are advisory committees established for each forest region to assist the Board of Forestry in developing appropriate forest practice rules.
- The committees may review proposed forest practice rules, identify the need to amend forest practice rules or propose amended forest practice rules.
- The regional committees will be requested to review proposed forest practice rules whenever:
- The proposed rule prescribes operating practices needing review to ensure clarity, technical feasibility and practicality;
- The proposed rule deals with administrative matters that the Board determines to be of importance to operators and landowners; or
- The Board determines that there is a need to provide for greater public involvement in the rulemaking process for a given rule and chooses the regional committees as a vehicle of that public involvement.
When proposed rules have been reviewed, the regional committees shall report back to the Board regarding the clarity, technical feasibility, and practicality of the proposed rule as well as any other comments or recommendations the committee may have.