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OPRD to conduct public hearing about working with donor organizations

July 24, 2013

 

Salem OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will hold a public hearing in Salem on July 30, 2013 to accept comments on the proposed rules that govern the department's ability to enter into relationships with non-profit organizations. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 124 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.
 
Those who wish to make public comment at the hearing must register with the hearings officer by 6:30 p.m. on the hearing date, or submit comment prior to 5 p.m. August 2, 2013 by email to OPRD.publiccomment@state.or.us. Written comments can be sent Attn: Vanessa DeMoe, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301-1266.

The proposed rules implement Senate Bill 196 passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislative Assembly. The new law establishes allows OPRD to create agreements with non-profit organizations who in turn solicit donations to benefit department programs such as the Oregon State Park system. The rules detail eligibility criteria for working with the department; means for initiating proposals; procedures for evaluating proposals, selecting organizations and working toward agreements; agreement requirements, including provision for renewing or dissolving agreements; required notices, public representation of relationship with the department, lobbying activities, use of state seal, and management of funds generated through agreements.
 
Information about the proposed rules may be found at
Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon advance request by calling (503) 986-0690 at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.