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.