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PROPOSED DMV RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Class C Third-Party Driver Testing​
DMV wishes to continue a pilot for a Class C Third Party Testing Program and OAR 735-061-0210 contains a specific ending date. This proposed rule amendment was filed as an emergency rule on October 31, 2016 as the pilot program was scheduled to end at that time.
Rule to be amended: 735-061-0210
Last date for public comment: February 21, 2017
Anticipated date of OTC approval: March 16, 2017

Early Renewal of Driver License or ID Card​
OAR 735-062-0090 currently allows a person to renew a driver license or identification card 14 months prior to expiration. DMV proposes to reduce that period to 12 months to comply with a policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing states to renew a Commercial Driver License (CDL) up to one year in advance of the expiration date of the current CDL.  This rule amendment will also conform the renewal period to the requirements in ORS 807.150(1)(a) and 807.400(9), addressing renewal of driver licenses and identification cards.
Rule to be amended: 735-062-0090
Last date for public comment: February 21, 2017
Anticipated date of OTC approval: March 16, 2017

RECENTLY CLOSED DMV RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

Changes Advisory Committee Term from Fixed to Variable​
ODAC members currently serve a fixed three-year term. Over time and due to unforeseen circumstances, multiple committee member terms now expire at the same time. The proposed amendment changes member terms from a fixed three-year term to a variable term of up to three years. The revision provides greater flexibility in making appointments to ensure committee continuity.
Rule to be amended: 735-150-0005
Anticipated date of OTC approval: February 16, 2017​

​RECENTLY ADOPTED DMV RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Changes Minimum Amount for Automatic DMV Refund
This rulemaking changes from $5.01 to $10.01 the minimum amount that DMV will automatically refund when it determines it has received money not legally due to the division.
Rule amended: 735-001-0100
Date filed: January 24, 2017
Effective date: February 1, 2017

Closu​re of DMV Inquiry Accounts​
At times DMV receives complaints and will investigate reports of misuse or unlawful disclosure of its records by authorized account holders. DMV amended its rule to allow it to close a record inquiry account if an account holder misuses or improperly discloses personal information from DMV records.​​
Rule amended: 735-010-0020
Filed and effective: January 24, 2017

DMV Special Registration Plates​​
DMV made a minor revision to OAR 735-040-0115(3) to use language consistent with its other rules relating to the qualifications, application and approval for special registration plates.
Rule amended: 735-040-0115
Filed and effective: January 24, 2017

PUBLISHED DMV RULES
This link will take you to the DMV rules page on the Secretary of State's website.

PROPOSED HIGHWAY DIVISION RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​​.​

There are no proposed Highway Division rules at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED HIGHWAY DIVISION RULES
These ​proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed Highway Division rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED HIGHWAY DIVISION RULES
These rule changes were adopted approximately within the last six months.

Oregon Coordinate System: Expansion of Coordinate Zones
In 2011 the Oregon Transportation Commission adopted new administrative rules defining the Oregon Coordinate System as authorized by 2011 Senate Bill 877. This amendment adds 19 additional Oregon Coordinate Reference System mapping projection coordinate zones to 734-005-0015. These additional zones cover additional portions of the state to meet the needs of geospatial professionals in Oregon.
Rule amended: 734-005-0015
Filed and effective: December 16, 2016

Real Property Land Use Authorizations
This rule was amended to bring program administration process in line with practice by outlining when the department can authorize use of real property if a lease or easement is not appropriate. In addition the rule was relocated within division 35 rules.
Rule amended and renumbered: 734-050-0105 to 734-035-0140
Filed and effective: December 16, 2016

Contractor Performance Evaluations
This rulemaking revised the title of chapter 734, division 10 to accurately reflect the contents of the division, added a definitions rule, repealed rule 350 which does not apply to contractor performance evaluations, clarified the original intent of the rules that contractor performance evaluations remain on record for 36 months for the purpose of determining cumulative occurrences of unacceptable performance and required corrective action, separated performance levels 2 and 3 so occurrences at each level are treated independently in determining corrective action, eliminated redundant language and implemented other minor typographical and grammatical edits.
Rule adopted: 734-010-0285
Rules amended: 734-010-0290, 734-010-0300, 734-010-0320, 734-010-0330, 734-010-0340, 734-010-0360, 734-010-0380
Rule repealed: 734-010-0350
Filed and effective: November 28, 2016

Outdoor Advertising Sign Program Updates
​These rules were amended to: (1) Update incorrect reference, and add language in the definitions portion of chapter 734 that will assist the Department in communicating the scope of certain rules as they apply to the location of outdoor advertising signs. (2) Clarify the requirement to inform the Department of ownership changes of outdoor advertising sign permits or permitted signs removed from permitted locations. (3) Consolidate all transit bench/shelter sign rules into Division 65. (4) Modify limits on temporary sign variance to better accommodate needs of citizens. (5) Add language to address limited or restricted permits for non-conforming signs. (6) Clarify standard for digital and LED signs at a place of business visible to a state highway.
Rule adopted: 734-060-0180
Rules amended: 734-059-0015, 734-059-0200, 734-060-0000, 734-060-0175, 734-060-0190, 734-065-0010, 734-065-0015, 734-065-0020, 734-065-0025, 734-065-0035, 734-065-0040, 734-065-0045
Rule repealed: 734-060-0010
Filed and effective: November 28, 2016

PUBLISHED HIGHWAY DIVISION RULES
This link will take you to the Highway Division rules page on the Secretary of State's website.​​

​PROPOSED MOTOR CARRIER RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

There are no proposed Motor Carrier rules at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED MOTOR CARRIER RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

Annual Re-adoption of IRP, HVUT and IFTA Regulations
The proposed amendment constitutes an adoption of the rules of the International Registration Plan (IRP) to the date of January 1, 2017. Interest is not charged in an audit assessment. The proposed rulemaking removes this requirement and aligns the Department with IRP requirements. Title 26 Code of Federal Regulations Part 41 (HVUT) requires the State to confirm proof of payment of the tax, and require proof of payment by the State as a condition of issuing a registration for a highway motor vehicle. The amendment of OAR 740- 200-0020 adopts HVUT and amendments with the effective date of January 1, 2017, and ensures Oregon remains current with national commercial motor vehicle registration standards. International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and associated material are applicable to Oregon-based motor carriers who participate in IFTA as a way to report and pay fuel tax to other jurisdictions. The revision to OAR 740-200-0040 adopts the most recent version of IFTA and associated material as the procedures and guidelines for Oregon-based IFTA participants with the effective date of January 1, 2017 to ensure Oregon remains current with the international IFTA standards.
Rules to be amended: 740-200-0010, 740-200-0020, 740-200-0040
Anticipated date of OTC approval: February 16, 2017

RECENTLY ADOPTED MOTOR CARRIER RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Passenger Carriage Deregulation
This rulemaking implements Senate Bill 142 to enable public transportation entities to advance and continue their provision of services. Existing private providers will have opportunity to assist in providing contracted passenger carriage services for public transit providers. This will enable disconnected public transit districts in rural Oregon to link and provide a more connected service.
Rules amended: 740-020-0010, 740-030-0010, 740-035-0010, 740-035-0145, 740-035-0150, 740-035-0165, 740-045-0110, 740-050-0010, 740-050-0020, 740-050-0050, 740-0-0-0060, 740-050-0100, 740-050-0110, 740-050-0120, 740-050-0140, 740-050-0220, 740-050-0230, 740-050-0500, 740-050-0600, 740-050-0610, 740-050-0630, 740-050-0820, 740-050-0830, 740-055-0150, 740-055-0170, 740-055-0190, 740-055-0210, 740-055-0500, 740-300-0040
Rules repealed: 740-035-0160, 740-050-0070, 740-050-0080, 740-050-0090, 740-050-0130, 740-050-0210, 740-050-0270, 740-050-0400, 740-050-0410, 740-050-0430, 740-055-0310
Filed and effective: September 26, 2016

PUBLISHED MOTOR CARRIER RULES
These links will take you to the Secretary of State's website.
Chapter 740 Motor Carrier rules.
Chapter 734 Motor Carrier rules are in divisions 70 through 79 and 82.

PROPOSED PUBLIC TRANSIT RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

There are no proposed Public Transit rules at this time​.

RECENTLY CLOSED PUBLIC TRANSIT RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed Public Transit rules at this time.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED PUBLIC TRANSIT RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

There are no recently published Public Transit rules at this time.

PUBLISHED PUBLIC TRANSIT RULES
This link will take you to the Public Transit rules page on the Secretary of State's website.​​

PROPOSED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

There are no proposed Rail Division rules at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed Rail Division rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

There are no recently adopted Rail Division rules at this time.

PUBLISHED RAIL DIVISION RULES
This link will take you to the Rail Division rules page on the Secretary of State's website.​

PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

There are no proposed Transportation Safety rules at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed Transportation Safety rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

There are no recently adopted Transportation Safety rules at this time.

PUBLISHED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
This link will take you to the Transportation Safety rules page on the Secretary of State's website.​

​"Other Divisions" refers to rules, primarily in chapter 731, belonging to multiple areas of ODOT such as Central Services, Procurement, Financial Services, Fuels Tax, Transportation Development Division, Oregon Innovative Partnerships Program and Connect Oregon.

PROPOSED ODOT RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

There are no proposed rules in these divisions for public comment at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED ODOT RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

There are no recently closed rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED ODOT RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Road Usage Charge Program
These amendments are to further clarify the existing administrative rules for the administration, operations and compliance of the Road Usage Charge Program. The Program is a volunteer program authorized under Chapter 781, Oregon Laws 2013 for the purpose of establishing an alternative revenue source to the state fuels tax.
Rules amended: 731-090-0000, 731-090-0020, 731-090-0030, 731-090-0040, 731-090-0070, 731-090-0080, 731-090-0090
Filed and effective: September 26, 2016

PUBLISHED ODOT RULES
This link will take you to ODOT Chapter 731 rules on the Secretary of State's website.​​

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Lauri Kunze
Administrative Rules Coordinator
503-986-3171
lauri.g.kunze@state.or.us
355 Capitol Street NE, MS 51
Salem OR 97301

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