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Submit Rulemaking Comment

DSL encourages public involvement in the rulemaking process. Those interested in providing public comment may:

  • Submit public comment online through the form below.
  • Email the Rules Coordinator at 
  • Mail your comment to:
      Rules Coordinator
      775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100
      Salem, Oregon 97301-1279
  • Attend and testify at a rule hearing

Comments via telephone cannot be accepted.

Pending rules currently open for public comment

Current Status: The public comment period for the proposed rule language is open through March 4, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 

Work requiring the addition or removal of materials from wetlands and rivers, streams, lakes, or other waters usually requires a removal-fill permit. Projects with minimal anticipated impacts to wetlands or waters may be eligible for a general authorization without a permit. Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) Division 141-089 outline the issuance and enforcement of general authorizations within waters of this state. 

Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 196.850, the Department is required to review each general authorization adopted by rule every five years, modifying, reissuing, or rescinding the general authorizations as needed. During its most recent review, the Department determined that revisions of the rules in Division 141-089 were necessary to promote habitat improvement, reflecting current scientific research; modify the existing general authorizations to increase usability; and remove general authorizations that are not being used or are duplicative.

Proposed Rule Language

Public Comment Period
The public comment period is open from February 1, 2024, through March 4, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Written comments can be submitted through the online rulemaking comment form or emailed to 

​Public Rule Hearing and Information Session
​A public rule hearing will be held, via Zoom, on February 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 250 886 8653
Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC)

RAC Meeting #6
A RAC meeting was held on October 26, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 

RAC Meeting #5
A RAC meeting was held on September 14, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 

RAC Meeting #4
A RAC meeting was held on August 17, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 

RAC Meeting #3
A RAC meeting was held on July 20, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 
RAC Meeting #2
A RAC meeting was held on June 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 

Comment period closes
3/4/2024 5:00:00 PM
If no list appears above, there are currently no rules open for public comment.


Danielle Boudreaux
Rulemaking Coordinator
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