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​In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and  to protect our employees and the public, the OR Department of Aviation will be changing the way it provides services at its main office in Salem starting Monday March 23. The office will remain open (but with minimal staffing) and can be reached by phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only. For an appointment, please call 503.378.4880. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.​ 

​Veterans Day - November 11​

Thanksgiving Day - November 26

Day after Thanksgiving - November 27

Christmas Day - December 25

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA), hereby announces its fiscal year 2021, 2022, and 2023 goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction contracts for the following:
AirportFY21-FY23 DBE Goal
Aurora State Airport8.2%
Bandon State Airport4.3%
Chiloquin State Airport3.5%
Condon State Airport9.4%
Cottage Grove State Airport5.7%
Independence State Airport7.9%
Joseph State Airport9.7%
Lebanon State Airport6.4%
McDermitt State Airport5.4%
Mulino State Airport3.4%
Siletz Bay State Airport2.4%
State System Plan0.6%


 
The proposed goals and rationale are available online here​:  
 
In person viewing of the publications is not permitted due to COVID-19 orders from the Governor. A printed copy can be requested for the cost of printing and postage.
 
A public WebEx will be held on November 17, 2020 at 1:30pm. 
Join by Phone: 1-408-418-9388 
Access code: 146 787 3735

Meeting link:  https://cwe.webex.com/cwe/j.php?MTID=m5c2055e4c13ef8ca7bd461bd6c2e8a0b 
Password: 2020
If you would have any problems connecting, please reach out to Rick Nichols at rnichols@centurywest.com or Samantha Peterson at speterson@centurywest.com for assistance.
 
Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 calendar days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:
 
Heather Peck, Planning and Projects Manager
Heather.peck@aviation.state.or.us
(503) 378-3168
 
AND
 
Federal Aviation Administration Western-Pacific Regional Office
Office of Civil Rights
Sonia Cruz
777 S. Aviation Blvd, Suite #150
El Segundo, CA 90245

​Please visit the following site for important information regarding the location of ODA's paper bid box: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDOT/bulletins/2822707

The Port of Portland, owner and operator of Portland International Airport, has generously offered 30,000 fabric reusable face masks for use by  the Oregon Aviation community. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is assisting with the storage and coordination of the donated masks. If your organization (Airport, FBO, Tenant, Aviation Business, personal aviation use, etc.), is in need of masks (free of charge), please email John.Wilson@aviation.state.or.us or call the Oregon Department of Aviation at 503-378-4880. The masks come 5 to a package and 500 to a box. ODA is helping coordinate requests and shipment. This is on a first come, first serve basis until the supply is depleted. ​​

ODA State Owned Airports in the Cascade Mountain range are closed for snow during Winter Season from November 1 to May 1.

Those airports are: 

Santiam Junction (8S3) 

McKenzie Bridge (00S) 

Crescent Lake (5S2) 

Tokettee (3S6)​

​​Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA's official website for registration.

If you completed your drone registration directly with the FAA before the DroneZone was established in January 2018, a DroneZone account was created for you using the information you provided. Access your account by entering the same email address you used when you first registered, and by using the “forgot password" tool to establish a new password.

If you registered using a third-party service, contact that company to request your DroneZone login credentials. Otherwise, you will have to create a new account in the DroneZone and get a new registration.

Registration on the DroneZone is fast and easy and the fee is only $5 for a three-year period. All drones must be registered, except those that weigh .55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown exclusively under the Exception for Recreational Flyers (PDF). Please do your part to keep the skies safe and renew your registration today.​

Go to the project website to see how you can get involved:

The Streaked Horned Lark (SHL) is currently considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Streaked Horned Lark population is centered in parts of the Willamette Valley and the Northern Oregon Coast. Their habitat includes areas which are classified as sparsely vegetated grasslands for nesting such as airports. Oregon Department of Aviation's (ODA) goal is to identify and protect nesting sites yet allow for airport projects to move forward to maintain the system of airports within Oregon. ODA is closely working with both the FAA and USFWS to identify habitat locations at the various airports throughout Oregon that have been identified as potential habitat.

Streak Horned Lark and Airports.pdfStreak Horned Lark and Airports
SHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols.pdfSHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols
SHL Special Rules.pdfSHL Special Rules

For information, please contact Jeff Caines, Aviation Planner at Oregon Department of Aviation at (503)378-2529.​​

For information on the on-going planning projects for the state owned airports, please click here​.  ​

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