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​DSL is considering an amendment to OAR 141-093-0185 to extend the vernal pool General Permit (GP) expiration date from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2026. 

The vernal pool General Permit option was developed by the agencies that regulate earth moving in vernal pool wetlands: the Oregon Department of State Lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Vernal pools are a type of seasonal wetland in Jackson County that supports three federally listed rare species. Projects meeting the criteria may secure wetland and Endangered Species Act permits faster than the usual individual permit and consultation process. View frequently asked questions on vernal pools here​​.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking​ was filed on September 25 with the Secretary of State. The public comment period will open on October 1, 2020, and will close on November 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.. Written comments can be submitted using the online form, by email, or by postal mail. ​​

​A public hearing was held on October 20, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Listen to the hearing recording here.

Comment period closes
11/1/2020 5:00:00 PM
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