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Forest Practices Act rule changes

At the Oct. 26, 2022, board meeting, the board members approved the proposed administrative rule changes to the Forest Practices Act as directed by the enrollment of Senate Bills 1501 and 1502. The written comment period ended Sept. 30 and ODF held public hearings Sept. 26-28, 2022.

View the final adopted Forest Practices Act administrative rules:

Please see the PDF documents below for a summary of major rule division changes.

Certified Burn Manager Program

ODF held public hearings on proposed administrative rules 629-042-1000 to 629-042-1070: Establishing purpose, definitions, and general requirements for implementation of a Certified Burn Manager Program.

The proposed rules, required under Senate Bill 762, establishes the purpose, definitions, and general requirements for the Certified Burn Manager Program. This program allows for training and certification of personnel to conduct prescribed burns and reduce individual liability when following program criteria.

The written comment period closed on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The public hearings were held Aug. 23-25, 2022.

Central Oregon District boundary change

The public hearing was held June 14, 2022.

Proposed maps of the boundary corrections

Wildfire risk mapping & wildland-urban interface identification criteria

View the final adopted rules. Rules effective June 14, 2022.

Wildfire rulemaking under SB762

Learn more about current and anticipated rulemaking processes related to wildfire after passage of Senate Bill 762.

Wildland-urban interface definition rules

View the final adopted rules. Rules effective Oct. 22, 2021.