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Petition for Rule Amendment or Rulemaking: Public Comment Period Re-opened

On October 5, Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition submitted a petition for the Oregon Water Resources Commission to conduct rulemaking. The Oregon Water Resources Department is re-opening the public comment period and inviting public comment on the petition and the rule as proposed by the petitioners. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 PM on December 1, 2020.

Click here for more information and instructions on how to comment.

Offices Closed to the Public; Staff Available via Phone or Email

On March 23, 2020, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, "Stay Home, Save Lives," which included requirements for state agencies to maximize teleworking and limit walk-in services to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Oregon Water Resources Department is working to maintain services, while encouraging customers and staff to stay home, stay healthy, and save lives. Our offices are closed to the public, but we continue to work and many of our staff can be reached by email or phone. A summary of the Department's current operations in support of these efforts is included below.

Click to view the OWRD COVID-19 operations summary.

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