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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 adopted a permanent rule that will restrict public access to Crump Lake, in Lake County, during times when the dry lakebed is exposed to protect cultural and natural resources. 

Frequent droughts have dried up the lakebed of Crump Lake during the summer and increasingly extending into dry years. Since 2014 DSL has received reports from State Police, local Tribes, and residents regarding property damage as well as vandalism of and looting of significant cultural artifacts, enabled by the low water conditions which expose the lakebed. DSL Directors have implemented multiple emergency closures of the lake to all public uses during low water conditions, most recently in July of 2022. Those temporary closures have helped to reduce negative impacts. Learn more in the memo prepared for the Land Board's approval to initiate the rulemaking process on February 8, 2023.

Final Rule Language

The rule was approved by the State Land Board on October 10, 2023, and was filed for adoption on November 1, 2023.

Final Rule Language SOS Filing Receipt
Map of Crump Lake Periodic Closure Area​

Proposed Rule Language
A notice of proposed rulemaking has been published by the Secretary of State on July 1, 2023.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with Proposed Rule

Rulemaking Comment Period
The rulemaking comment period was open from July 1, 2023 through July 31, 2023. 

Public Hearing and Information Session
A hybrid public meeting was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Public Hearing Presentation
Public Hearing Recording​

Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC)
RAC Roster​​

RAC Meeting 2
A RAC meeting was held on May 24, 2023, both via Zoom and in-person at Memorial Hall in Lakeview, OR. 

RAC Meeting 1
A RAC meeting was held on April 11, 2023, both via Zoom and in-person at the BLM Lakeview District office.

RAC Meeting 1 Agenda
The Department of State Lands is seeking public comment on permanent rulemaking (OAR 141-090) that would update the procedures for making a wetland determination in Oregon and the requirements for wetland delineation reports submitted to DSL. Wetland determinations and delineations help property owners know whether a permit may be required to remove or add materials in Oregon’s wetlands and waters. Consultants with specialized expertise map the exact boundaries of wetlands or other waters on a site and submit these reports to DSL staff for review​.

Last updated in 2013, the existing rules do not meet the needs for current practices. A Rulemaking Advisory Committee was convened in October 2022 – January 2023 to advise on the revised draft rule language, representing the interests and expertise of city and county planners, wetland conservationists, engineers, the building industry and more. 

The proposed changes will help ensure information submitted is complete, creating more efficient processes for property owners, consultants, and DSL staff. Changes being considered include: clarifications to the process, updates to technical requirements and standards for reports, inclusion of aquatic resources of special concern (for example, bogs, hot springs, kelp beds, and more) in the mapping, and requirements for GIS data. New GIS data submission requirements would follow a staggered timeline to allow consulting firms time to develop their GIS capabilities and spread out any new costs over multiple years. Lastly, the appeal process for requesting an independent review is being updated in response to a law that expired in 2022. The proposed changes are likely to save time and money for property owners and the state by addressing the common reasons projects are delayed. ​

Final Rule Language
On May 5, 2023, the Department filed the amended rule language with the Secretary of State, which are effective June 1, 2023.

Proposed Rule Language
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking filed with the Secretary of State
Public Comment Period
The public comment period for the proposed rule language was open March 1, 2023, through March 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. 

Public Rule Hearing and Information Session
A public rule hearing and information session was held via Zoom on March 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. 

Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) Meetings

RAC Meeting 4 was held via Zoom on Janaury 9, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 
RAC Meeting 3 was held via Zoom on December 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

RAC Meeting 2 was held via Zoom on November 1, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

RAC Meeting 1 was held via Zoom on October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
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 were proposed​.

Final Rule Language
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. Read the Permanent Rule Filing

Proposed Rule Language
DSL filed a notice of proposed rulemaking with the Secretary of State on July 27, 2022. Read the proposed OAR 141-088-0240 rule language.

​​​Public Comment Period
See public comments received by the Department.

Public Hearing and Information Session
A public hearing on the proposed rulemaking was held on August 15, 2022. View the meeting recording.​

​Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings​​
The rulemaking advisory committee meeting was held on July 7, 2022.


Danielle Boudreaux
Rulemaking Coordinator
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