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Proposed Rulemaking

Rules under consideration

DSL's administrative rules for authorizing special uses (Division 125) on state-owned land have not been thoroughly updated since 2008. However, due to rapid advancements in technology, there is a need to break out two categories, Communications Sites and Renewable Energy, into two separate rule divisions.
The Department is undergoing rulemaking for new administrative rules that authorize communication site facilities on state-owned lands (Division 126). These leases include towers and infrastructure supporting the following communication service types: cellular phone, VHF radio, seismic monitoring, Wi-Fi broadband, amateur radio (HAM), emergency services communications and television.
The rule change seeks to address some of the following issues commonly experienced across communication site leases: fluidity in equipment ownership and lease assignments, need to establish a modern fee structure in keeping with the industry, high frequency of sublessees, subcontractors, and complexity with co-locating at communication sites.  The new rules will allow a higher level of detail and adaptability in managing communication sites.​

The 3rd Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting was held via Zoom on October 27th, 2021. Links to the meeting summary and additional meeting materials are below:

The 2nd (RAC) meeting was held via Zoom on September 14th, 2021. Links to the meeting summary and additional meeting materials are below:

The 1st (RAC) meeting was held via Zoom on August 24th, 2021.
You can view the RAC roster here and links to the meeting summary and additional meeting materials are below:

Rulemaking meetings and hearings


Rules Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-5279

775 Summer St. NE
Suite 100 
Salem, Oregon 97301