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Recently Adopted Rules

The following list provides information about rulemakings that took place during the past two years. Rulemaking records over two years old are available via public records request

The Department of State Lands conducted rulemaking to restrict public use of approximately 500 yards of the bank of the Columbia River along the north side of Hayden Island, between river mile 106 and 107, east of a navigational pile dike and west of the I-5 Oregon/Washington bridge.

The rule closes the area to all uses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and prohibits the establishment of campsites or fires at all times. See a map of riverbank segment where restrictions are proposed​.

Rule Adoption

On October 11, 2022, the State Land Board approved the rule for adoption. OAR 141-088-0240 was filed and became effective on November 1, 2022.

Review a Draft of the Proposed Rulemaking

DSL filed a notice of proposed rulemaking with the Secretary of State on July 27, 2022.

Proposed OAR 141-088-0240 rule language.

​​​Public Comment on the Proposed Rulemaking

Public comments received by the Department.

Public Hearing

A public hearing on the proposed rulemaking was held on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. View the meeting recording.​

​Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings​​

The rulemaking advisory committee meeting was held on July 7, 2022 at 2 p.m. 

Links to the meeting materials are below:

DSL concluded rulemaking to transfer the Trust Property program to Oregon State Treasury (OST) as directed by Senate Bill 454 (2019). To transfer administrative rules between agencies, DSL repealed Trust Property rules while OST adopted new rules. View DSL's permanent filing reciept and OST's permanent filing receipt​. ​

DSL filed the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the Secretary of State on April 27.  The public comment period opened on April 30 and closed on May 28, 2021.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was jointly administered by DSL and OST on May 24 from 10:00-11:00 AM. No attendees were present to provide testimony.

The Department recently amended rules governing revisions to the Essential Salmonid Habitat (ESH) map, revising the process for future map updates. The new rules and map became effective on May 14, 2021, view the 2021 ESH map​ and the permanent rule filing (click here​ for a "tracked changes" version​). 

View the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking​​​, which includes the rule draft and fiscal impact statement. Learn more about ESH​, Removal-Fill Permitting​, and how to submit an ESH review request form to DSL.

View public comments and ESH designation review requests received by the agency​​, including the agency's response to comments and review requests.  

The public comment period for the proposed rule change opened on February 2, 2021, and closed on March 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please note that the close date was changed due to the agency receiving a formal request to extend the comment period. Two public hearings were held on February 16 and 17, 2021.

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing 1
February 16, 2021, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Staff provided an informational overview of ESH and heard testimony until 3:30, at which time the public hearing concluded. View the meeting record​ing.

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing 2
February 17, 2021, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Staff provided an informational overview of ESH and heard testimony until 5:35, at which time the public hearing concluded. View the meeting recording​​

RAC Meetings

The Department held four rule advisory committee (RAC) meetings between September and December of 2020. To watch recordings of the RAC meetings, visit DSL's YouTube channel.

The first RAC meeting was held on September 22. Meeting materials include the RAC roster​​​​​​​​​​​,​​ the meeting agenda, a presentation on the project purpose and scope​, and an ODFW presentation on the Oregon Fish Habitat Distribution and ESH​. The meeting summary is available here​.

The second RAC meeting was held on October 7. View the meeting agenda, a 2014 informational handout, a presentation on current ESH map updates, and a presentation on future ESH map updates​. The meeting summary is available here.

The third RAC meeting was held on November 4. Meeting materials include an agenda​ and a fact sheet describing the scope of the rulemaking. View the meeting summary.

The fourth RAC meeting was held on December 10. View the meeting agenda, draft rule, draft fiscal impact statement​, and a synopsis of the rulemaking. The meeting summary is available here​.

​DSL conducted rulemaking to extend the Vernal Pool General Permit expiration date from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2026. The 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. A public hearing was held on October 20, 2020 from 4-5 p.m. via Zoom. Listen to the hearing recording here. The public comment period ran from October 1 through November 1, 2020; view the public comments received by DSL​. The final rule was filed on November 4, 2020, and became effective on December 1, 2020. View the SOS permanent filing receipt​.

DSL conducted rulemaking allowing the Oregon Ocean Science Trust (OOST) to work with private, nonprofit organizations for fundraising purposes, resulting from SB 753 (2019) (ORS 196.570). Though the OOST is a separate entity from DSL, we provide administrative support to the seven-member Trust, which includes rulemaking activities.

DSL filed a temporary rule effective March 1, 2020, and initiated the permanent rulemaking process by holding two Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings. The meetings, held on April 23 and May 8, 2020, gave the RAC the opportunity to provide input on the permanent change.

DSL filed the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with Secretary of State at the end of May, marking the beginning of the public comment period on June 1. One public hearing was held remotely on June 16, 2020, from 4:30-5:30 PM. The public comment period closed on July 1, 2020. 

The rule change was approved by the Oregon Ocean Science Trust at their July 10 meeting, and was filed permanent in July, effective August 15, 2020.


Danielle Boudreaux
Rules Coordinator
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