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Proposed laws & rules

Rulemaking hearings for Forest Practices Act rule revisions

ODF is holding public hearings on proposed administrative rule changes to the Forest Practices Act as directed by the enrollment of Senate Bills 1501 and 1502. The proposed rulemaking makes extensive changes to the Forest Practices Act administrative rules.

For more information on the Private Forest Accord, visit the PFA webpage.

The public can provide comment on the proposed rules during virtual public hearings planned for Sept. 26-28, 2022.

Public rulemaking hearings

The comment period is open through Sept. 30 at 11:55 p.m.
Submit written comments to: sb1501.rulemaking@oregon.gov.

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.