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Oregon Agriculture

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rulemaking is the process of creating or changing regulations. Administrative rules are like instructions from a government agency. They set standards and explain how to follow the law or policy. These rules are made by different government bodies, and they can be created, changed, or removed either temporarily or permanently.​

​Rulemaking process

  1. ​Rulemaking initiated by ODA staff, public petition, or the Oregon legislature.
  2. Draft rules are frequently presented to a rules advisory committee one or more times.
  3. Rules are published in the OR ​Bulletin, ODA rulemaking webpage, and ODA rulemaking email list for public comment. ​
  4. ​A public hearing (typically virtually) is scheduled and written comments can be submitted by members of the public by a set deadline.
  5. ODA Director reviews comments and makes determination on any changes to proposed rules.
  6. Permanent rules are filed with the Oregon Secretary of State to conclude the rulemaking process.

Proposed rules open for public comment​​

Hemp rule updates

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - May 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules - Hemp_Spring_2024_NoticeFilingTrackedChanges.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information -

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting


Meeting ID: 246 104 650 520

Passcode: u8AUc4

Dial-in by phone: 503-446-4951,,925878577#​​​​

Upcoming rule advisory committee (RAC) meetings

While they can be open to the public, a RAC is for invited participants only to work together and to provide comments to help guide the agency on the rule drafting. 

SB 85/Confined animal feed operations (CAFO)

April 16, 2024

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting


Meeting ID: 255 031 812 424

Passcode: q596Bi

Dial-in by phone: 503-446-4951,,374261152# 

May 2, 2024 (tentative)

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting


Meeting ID: 288 515 087 613

Passcode: NFZY65

Dial-in by phone: 503-446-4951,,973372119# 


Sunny Summers
Senior Policy Advisor
Director's Office
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4565

Submit comments on proposed rules -​​

Subscribe to ODA's rulemaking email list​

Click here​ to receive updates on rulemaking comment opportunities from ODA. ​