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Proposed Rulemaking

Rules under consideration

Description

By rule, DSL is required to coordinate with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and engage in rulemaking to update our GIS map of Essential Salmonid Habitat (ESH) areas in Oregon. In addition to updating the ESH map, the Department is using this rulemaking to revise the process for future map updates. View the draft 2021 ES​H map here​.

The public comment period for the proposed rule change will open on February 1, 2021, and will close on March 2, 2021. Two public hearings will be held, see the meeting information and ways to join below. View the draft rule and the draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking​.

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

Staff will provide an informational overview of ESH from 3:05-3:15. Participants are encouraged to sign on before 3:15; if no one has joined the hearing by that time the hearing will formally conclude​.

Dial: (253)-215-8782 
Meeting ID: 860 2348 6350 
Passcode: 42275158​

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

Staff will provide an informational overview of ESH from 5:05-5:15. Participants are encouraged to sign on before 5:15; if no one has joined the hearing by that time the hearing will formally conclude.

Dial: (253)-215-8782 
Meeting ID: 829 1425 3421
Passcode: 50947007

RAC Meetings

The Department held four rule advisory committee (RAC) meetings, and is currently finalizing the rule draft before filing the notice of proposed rulemaking with the Secretary of State. 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.

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​.

Status
Active
Document

Rulemaking meetings and hearings

Contact

Rules Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-5279

775 Summer St. NE
Suite 100 
Salem, Oregon 97301

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