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​PROPOSED COMMERCE AND COMPLIANCE RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Estimates Generated by Household Goods Movers​​
This amendment will allow carriers to provide estimates in either a hard copy or electronic format after inspecting the goods either in-person or virtually depending on the customer’s preference.
Rule to be amended: 740-060-0040
Last date for public comment: July 21, 2022
Anticipated date of OTC approval: September 14, 2022

RECENTLY CLOSED COMMERCE AND COMPLIANCE RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

Annual adoption of Federal Safety Regulations/Out of Service Criteria
The proposed amendments constitute an annual adoption of federal regulations. The changes are necessary to ensure Oregon’s motor carrier safety, hazardous materials, driver, vehicle and hazardous materials out-of-service requirements are current with national and international standards. OAR 740-100-0100 is amended to update the title from Maximum Fine Schedule to read Uniform Maximum Fine Schedule, and eliminate reference to the previously repealed OAR 740-100-0110.
Rules proposed: 740-100-0010, 740-100-0065, 740-100-0070, 740-100-0080, 740-100-0085, 740-100-0090, 740-100-0100, 740-110-0010
Anticipated date of OTC approval: March 10, 2022

RECENTLY ADOPTED COMMERCE AND COMPLIANCE RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.​

Annual adoption of federal regulations and housekeeping
These amendments adopt the 1/1/22 regulations for IRP, HVUT and IFTA. Housekeeping changes include correction of form names, update of web address and removal of dated references.
Rules amended: 740-015-0020, 740-015-0030, 740-015-0100, 740-035-0145, 740-200-0010, 740-200-0020, 740-200-0040
Filed and effective: November 23, 2021

​​​​PUBLISHED MOTOR CARRIER RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action.​ Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 740 or 734.​​​​​

PROPOSED DMV RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Salvage Title Replacement Transactions
This amendment removes the requirement that all parties listed on a vehicle salvage title sign the application for replacement salvage title before DMV will issue a replacement salvage title for the vehicle.
Rule to be amended: 735-024-0150
Last date for public comment: July 21, 2022
Anticipated date of OTC approval: September 14, 2022

Veterans’ Recognition Registration Plates
DMV is updating some of its forms relating to veterans and must amend its rule to reflect the new form names.
Rule to be amended: 735-040-0090
Last date for public comment: July 21, 2022
Anticipated date of OTC approval: September 14, 2022

Farm Endorsement Issuance
This rule will permit issuance of a Class A or Class B farm endorsement without further testing when the applicant’s two-part driving record has a traffic accident within the last two years of the date of application, if the information available to DMV indicates that the accident was not preventable by the applicant and the applicant was not convicted of a traffic offense related to the accident.
Rule to be adopted: 735-062-0084
Last date for public comment: July 21, 2022
Anticipated date of OTC approval: September 14, 2022

​RECENTLY CLOSED DMV RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

DMV-Approved Out-of-State Motorcycle Rider Education Courses
The proposed amendments place an additional out-of-state motorcycle rider education course on the list of DMV-approved courses and will provide an additional pathway to obtain a motorcycle endorsement while the applicant is temporarily residing outside of Oregon, but still a resident of the state.
Rule to be amended: 735-062-0078
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 14, 2022

At-Risk Non-Mandatory Reporting Requirements
The proposed amendments authorize DMV to accept crash reports from law enforcement that are not signed if they include the officer's DPSST number and employer's agency name.
Rules to be amended: 735-076-0005, 735-076-0007
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 14, 2022

RECENTLY ADOPTED DMV RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.​

Titling Former Park Model Recreational Vehicles (permanent)
Oregon Laws 2021, chapter 157 authorizes DMV to issue Oregon vehicle titles to vehicles that no longer meet the definition of park model recreational vehicle (PMRV) if they met the definition of PMRV when originally manufactured and were used as living quarters on or before January 1, 2021. The law also prohibits DMV from issuing vehicle registration to these vehicles.
Rules changed: 735-022-0070, 735-022-0140, 735-022-0150, 735-022-0160
Filed and effective: March 10, 2022

Road Usage Charge (RUC) Program Removal Initiating Additional Vehicle Registration Fee; Exceptions (permanent)
Section 93 of HB 3055 (OL 2021, chapter 630) requires DMV to establish by rule the circumstances in which a person who is removed from the road usage charge (RUC) program is required to pay an additional amount that would have otherwise been due with respect to the subject vehicle.  The additional fee can be a portion of, or equal to, the amount of the fee previously waived.
Rule changed: 735-030-0125
Filed and effective: March 10, 2022

Reinstating Suspension for not Attending School No Longer Needed - Suspension Authority Repealed​​
Oregon law previously authorized DMV to suspend driving privileges of a person under 18 years of age if notified by a school superintendent or a school district board that the youth is not attending school as required. In 2021, the Oregon Legislature repealed that authority. DMV is amending OAR 735-062-0035 to remove the requirements for reinstating driving privileges following a suspension ordered under ORS 809.423(1) because DMV’s authority to suspend is repealed.
Rule changed: 735-062-0035
Filed and effective: March 10, 2022

CDL Entry Level Driver Training Requirements
Recent legislation requires DMV establish, by rule, requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle driver training. Entry-level drivers are applicants for a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL), or a CDL hazardous materials, passenger, or school bus endorsement for the first time. DMV will ensure the applicant completes all ELDT requirements before issuance of a Class A or B CDL or listed CDL endorsement.  The ELDT requirements apply to applicable commercial driving privileges issued on or after February 7, 2022.
Rules amended: 735-001-0050, 735-060-0003, 735-060-0055, 735-060-0105, 735-060-0145, 735-063-0205, 735-063-0260, 735-063-0262, 735-063-0290
​Filed and effective : January 25, 2022

Motorcycle Rider Education Courses
Recent legislation authorizes DMV to approve motorcycle rider education courses from outside of Oregon.  The law allows DMV to waive the knowledge test and skills test requirements for applicants who apply for a motorcycle endorsement if the applicant completed an out-of-state motorcycle rider education course while temporarily residing outside of this state as long as the applicant is domiciled in or a resident of this state.​
Rules amended: 735-062-0002, 735-062-0040, 735-062-0078, 735-062-0080, 735-062-0140
Filed and effective: January 25, 2022

​​​PUBLISHED DMV RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 735.​​​​​​​​

PROPOSED DELIVERY AND OPERATIONS DIVISION RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​​.​
Access Management rules update
This rulemaking updates the Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Manual, incorporated by reference in 734-051-1070 and 734-051-3020, from the 9th edition to the 11th edition.
Rules proposed: 734-051-1070, 734-051-3020
Last date for public comment: April 21, 2022
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 12, 2022

RECENTLY CLOSED DELIVERY AND OPERATIONS RULES
These ​proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

​There are no recently closed Delivery and Operations rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED DELIVERY AND OPERATIONS RULES
These rule changes were adopted approximately within the last six months.
Delegating Speed Zone Investigations and Setting Speeds for Public Roads to Local Public Agencies
The Legislature recently amended ORS 810.180 to authorize the ODOT to delegate authority for conducting speed zone investigations and set speeds on public roads to cities and to Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. These rule changes establish the process to be used by public agencies to request authority to set speeds.
Rules proposed: ​734-020-0013, 734-020-0014, 734-020-0015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: March 10, 2022

POW/MIA Eligibility for Roadside Memorial Sign Program
HB 2700 allows for those designated as either a prisoner of war or unaccounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting agency to be eligible for a sign in ODOT’s Roadside Memorial Sign Program without a resolution passed by the Oregon Legislature.
Rule amended: 734-026-0030
Filed and effective: November 23, 2021

​PUBLISHED HIGHWAY DIVISION RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 734.​​​

PROPOSED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

STIF OAR Revisions for STF/STIF Consolidation
Rules were amended in January 2022 in response to Senate Bill 1601 which directed ODOT to merge the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) programs. These rule amendments are required to ensure a smooth transition to one state-funded public transportation program effective July 1, 2023. The rules were intended to become effective on the same date but were inadavertently made effective upon filing.​ This rulemaking action is intended only to reset the effective date to July 1, 2023.
Rules changed: 732-040-0005, 732-040-0010, 732-040-0015, 732-040-0020, 732-040-0025, 732-040-0030, 732-040-0035, 732-040-0050, 732-042-0010, 732-042-0015, 732-042-0020, 732-042-0035, 732-044-0005
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 12, 2022

​RECENTLY CLOSED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.

There are no recently closed public transportation rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

STIF OAR Revisions for STF/STIF Consolidation
Rules have been amended in response to Senate Bill 1601 which directed ODOT to merge the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) programs. These rule amendments are required to ensure a smooth transition to one state-funded public transportation program effective July 1, 2023.​
Rules changed: 732-040-0005, 732-040-0010, 732-040-0015, 732-040-0020, 732-040-0025, 732-040-0030, 732-040-0035, 732-040-0050, 732-042-0010, 732-042-0015, 732-042-0020, 732-042-0035, 732-044-0005
Filed and effective: January 25, 2022

Rural Veterans Healthcare Transportation Grant Program​​
This amendment was needed to bring the existing eligibility rule into alignment with the superseding authority of House Bill 2139, signed by Governor Brown, July 14, 2021.
Rule changed: 732-020-0050
Filed and effective: January 25, 2022

PUBLISHED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 732.​​

PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

There are no proposed Transportation Safety rules at this time.

​RECENTLY CLOSED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

There are no recently closed Transportation Safety rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

​There are no recently adopted Transportation Safety rules at this time.

NOTE: On July 1, 2019 the Oregon Ignition Interlock Device program previously in chapter 737, division 5 transferred to Oregon State Police, chapter 257, division 100.

PUBLISHED TRANSPORTATION SAFETY RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 737.

PROPOSED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Send any written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator​.

​There are no proposed Rail rules at this time.

RECENTLY CLOSED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

There are no recently closed Rail rules at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED RAIL DIVISION RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

​There ar no recently adopted Rail rules at this time.

PUBLISHED RAIL DIVISION RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 741.​

​The term "Other Divisions" refers to rules, primarily in chapter 731, that belong to multiple areas of ODOT such as Procurement, Financial Services, Connect Oregon, Road Usage Charge Program, Fuels Tax, Transportation Development and Oregon Innovative Partnerships Program.

PROPOSED ODOT RULES
These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

RECENTLY CLOSED ODOT RULES
These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes on the meeting date listed with each rule set.​

Conditions of Prequalification
ODOT has determined the fee collected from contractors that prequalify with the agency in order to bid on the agency’s public contracts is an administrative burden and a barrier to small businesses and will end the fee.
​Rule to be amended: 731-007-0530
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 14, 2022

RECENTLY ADOPTED ODOT RULES
These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.​

Public Contract Rules, Highway and Bridge Projects
These rule amendments are housekeeping in nature to provide clarity and ease of reading, and they also keep the rules in sync with other current rules in OAR chapter 731, division 7.
Rules changed: 731-005-0400, 731-005-0410, 731-005-0420, 731-005-0430, 731-005-0470, 731-005-0505, 731-005-0510, 731-005-0520, 731-005-0580, 731-005-0600, 731-005-0690, 731-005-0710, 731-007-0225, 731-007-0250, 731-007-0260, 731-007-0340, 731-007-0520, 731-007-0530
Filed and effective: May 12, 2022

Streamlining the Oregon Innovative Partnership Program
These proposed rule changes are designed to clarify and streamline the process used to accept, review, and evaluate proposals for partnership projects, expedite proposal approvals, facilitate project delivery, and conserve public resources. The proposed changes will facilitate public-private investment in innovative solutions to help achieve Oregon’s transportation goals.
Rules changed: 731-070-0005, 731-070-0010, 731-070-0020, 731-070-0040, 731-070-0042, 731-070-0044, 731-070-0046, 731-070-0048, 731-070-0050, 731-070-0055, 731-070-0060, 731-070-0065, 731-070-0080, 731-070-0110, 731-070-0120, 731-070-0130, 731-070-0140, 731-070-0145, 731-070-0160, 731-070-0170, 731-070-0180, 731-070-0200, 731-070-0210, 731-070-0220, 731-070-0230, 731-070-0280, 731-070-0290, 731-070-0295, 731-070-0300, 731-070-0310, 731-070-0320, 731-070-0330, 731-070-0350
Filed and effective: May 12, 2022

Restrictions on the Use of Diesel Vehicles and Equipment on Certain Public Improvement Contracts (Clean Diesel rules)
Recent legislation authorizes ODOT to adopt administrative rules relating to the use of diesel engines on site and in the course of performing a public improvement contract. In the development of administrative rules ODOT is required to, and has, considered minimum standards established by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, pursuant to Oregon Laws, Chapter 645.
Rules changed: 731-005-0430, 731-005-0800, 731-149-0020
Filed and effective: January 25, 2022
Repeal of Chapter 731, Division 60 in its Entirety
HB 3055, section 129 repeals ORS 184.631 which was ODOT's authority for the Commercial Products Research and Development Program. With the repeal of ORS 184.631 ODOT has repealed OAR chapter 731 division 60 in its entirety. The program has been effectively dormant since March 2008.
Rules repealed: 731-060-0000, 731-060-0010, 731-060-0020, 731-060-0030, 731-060-0040, 731-060-0050, 731-060-0060, 731-060-0070
Filed and effective: November 23, 2021

Sales of Tax-Exempt Motor Vehicle Fuels to ODOT-Certified Indian Tribes​​
HB 3055 provides for licensed Motor Vehicle Fuel Dealers to sell tax-exempt motor vehicle fuels to ODOT-certified Indian tribes, Tribal entities, and Tribal member entities. Section 165(5) of the bill requires ODOT to adopt rules prescribing the processes, forms and information that the forms must include for the certification.
Rule amended: 735-170-0000
Rules adopted: 735-170-0075, 735-170-0085
Filed and effective: November 23, 2021

PUBLISHED ODOT RULES can be found on the Secretary of State's website: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/ruleSearch.action. Under Browse by Chapter, select chapter 731.

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Lauri Kunze
Administrative Rules Coordinator
503-509-2949
lauri.g.kunze@odot.state.or.us
355 Capitol Street NE, MS 51
Salem OR 97301

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