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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.

There are no proposed rules for comment at this time.

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.​

There are no recently closed rules at this time.

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

Maximum length for solo vehicles with loads travelling under annual oversize permits
Motor carriers operating under an annual oversize permit for solo vehicles are currently limited to a total length of 50 feet.  This amendment extends the length to 60 feet, in response to an industry request from PGE.  With this amendment, motor carriers will no longer experience delays caused by needing to obtain single-trip permits when hauling 60’ loads on state highways.
Rule amended: 734-082-0040
Filed and effective: March 12 2021

Electronic PIN numbers to conduct electronic transactions on Oregon Trucking Online
The proposed amendments to this rule allows motor carriers to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) online to conduct certain electronic transactions on the Oregon Trucking Online website. The rule previously required a manual application be filled out and submitted, which was time consuming and delayed motor carriers such as those who were hired to conduct wildfire recovery activities. It also delayed carriers trying to conduct yearly registration renewals.
Rule amended: 740-015-0040
Filed and effective: March 12 2021

Annual re-adoption of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Out of Service Criteria​​
The proposed amendments constitute an annual adoption of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which 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.
Rules amended: 740-100-0010, 740-100-0065, 740-100-0070, 740-100-0080, 740-100-0085, 740-100-0090, 740-100-0100, 740-110-0010
Filed and effective: March 12 2021

Annual adoption of IRP, HVUT and IFTA regulations​​
These amendments constitute an adoption of the rules of the International Registration Plan (IRP), the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) in effect on January 1, 2021.
Rules amended: 740-200-0010, 740-200-0020, 740-200-0040
Filed and effective: January 28, 2021

Procedure to electronically obtain a PIN to conduct electronic transactions​ (temp rule)
The temporary amendment will allow carriers to apply for a PIN for Oregon Trucking Online by electronic means rather than manually. This rulemaking will be followed up by a permanent rule.
Rule amended: 740-015-0040
Effective: December 2, 2020 through May 30, 2021

Re-adoption of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to Incorporate New Hours of Service Regulations
On September 29, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service regulations go into effect. This amendment incorporates those new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations into OAR, so inspectors can apply the new regulations to drivers stopped for inspections.
Rule amended: 740-100-0010
Filed and effective: Dececmber 2, 2020

​​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.

Real ID Modernization
The proposed amendments to DMV’s rules regarding Real ID issuances will reduce applicant burdens and the length of time it takes to complete the application process for a Real ID credential and align the rules with new federal requirements.
Rules to be amended: 735-062-0001, 735-062-0006, 735-062-0008, 735-062-0011, 735-062-0090, 735-062-0110
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2021
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July, 15, 2021

Proof of Residence Address
With this rule change DMV will accept an Oregon vehicle title or registration document as proof of residence address from any applicant applying for a driver license, driver permit or identification card as long as the document contains the applicant’s first name, last name, and current residence address.
Rules to be amended: 735-062-0030, 735-062-0031
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2021
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 13, 2021

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.

​Abandoned Vehicles
DMV is updating this rule to correct a statutory reference that no longer exists and to correct a form name; change the term "an authority" to "Authority" so it applies to every instance the term appears in the rule; and update the latest acceptable form. DMV will still accept previous forms as long as they have a revision date on or after October 2008.
Rule to be amended: 735-024-0077
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 13, 2021​

Automotive Liability Insurance Reporting (ALIR)
DMV is proposing repeal of two rules that contained sunset dates that have passed and is updating other rules that referred to the rules being repealed. DMV has phased out interim insurance reporting requirements and now all insurance companies must report insurance information using the technical specifications outlined in the Oregon Automobile Liability Insurance Reporting manual that is adopted by reference in OAR 735-050-0131.
Rules to be amended: 735-050-0055, 735-050-0080, 735-050-0131
Rules to be repealed: 735-050-0129, 735-050-0130
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 13, 2021
Anticipated effective date: June 1, 2021

​​RECENTLY ADOPTED DMV RULES

These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Online Renewals (temporary rules)
DMV has changed its rules to allow renewal of driver licenses, driver permits and identification cards using DMV’s website at every other renewal, and to provide the qualifications customers must meet in order to use the online renewal method. In addition, for the two years following approval of this rule, customers 50 years old and older will no longer need to take a vision screening if they renew their driver license or driver permit using the online renewal option.
Rule adopted: 735-018-0170
Rules amended: 735-062-0060, 735-062-0125
Filed: March 11, 2021
Effective: March 11, 2021 through September 6, 2021

Custom Plates​ (temporary rules)
These rule changes extend the grace period for renewal of custom registration plates from 30 days to 180 days before the plate configuration becomes available to the public again.
Rules amended: 735-046-0010, 735-046-0030
Filed: March 11, 2021
Effective: March 11, 2021 through September 6, 2021

Online Services
The rule amendments align with programming requirements necessary to implement DMV’s new computer system, align with current operating policies, and create efficiencies for DMV customers and DMV.
Rules amended: 735-010-0008, 735-018-0010, 735-018-0020, 735-060-0120, 735-061-0410, 735-061-0420, 735-061-0430, 735-061-0440, 735-061-0450, 735-062-0070, 735-062-0078, 735-062-0080, 735-062-0140, 735-070-0110
Rule adopted: 735-018-0160
Filed and effective: January 28, 2021

Driver License (including CDL), Driver Permit (including CLP) and Identification Card Issuances
DMV is amending or repealing the following rules to comply with Chapter 701 of Oregon Laws 2019 and to incorporate changes resulting from a computer system modernization project (STP).
Rules amended: 735-001-0062, 735-062-0001, 735-062-0002, 735-062-0005, 735-062-0007, 735-062-0010, 735-062-0014, 735-062-0020, 735-062-0030, 735-062-0090, 735-062-0110, 735-062-0120, 735-062-0125, 735-063-0200, 735-063-0250, 735-063-0265, 735-064-0040, 735-070-0010
Rules repealed: 735-062-0015, 735-062-0032, 735-062-0033
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

Address Changes, Driver License & ID Card Design and Cancellations
DMV’s Service Transformation Program (STP) created opportunities to review DMV programs and optimize them based on new technological capabilities.
Rules amended: 735-010-0070, 735-018-0100, 735-062-0013, 735-062-0135, 735-070-0035
Rule repealed: 735-070-0040
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

Driver Permits and License Restrictions
DMV’s Service Transformation Program (STP) has created opportunities to review DMV driver permits and optimize them based on new technological capabilities. This rulemaking eliminates many outdated processes to align with new capabilities and updated processes.
Rules amended: 735-062-0087, 735-062-0096, 735-062-0115, 735-064-0080, 735-064-0090, 735-064-0230, 735 064 0235, 735-070-0054, 735-070-0055, 735-070-0060
Rule repealed: 735-070-0090
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

At-Risk Driver Program
These amendments address changes to the At-risk Driver Program that are required for the implementation of DMV’s system modernization. At-Risk Driver actions will now begin by issuing a notice of suspension or cancellation in place of a letter to ensure communication to the customers is clear and satisfies the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, ORS chapter 183.
Rules amended: 735-062-0385, 735-074-0080, 735-074-0120, 735-074-0140, 735-074-0180, 735-074-0220, 735-076-0000, 735-076-0002, 735-076-0005, 735-076-0007, 735-076-0010, 735-076-0015, 735-076-0018, 735-076-0020, 735-076-0035​
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

CDL System Modernization
These rule changes align with programming requirements necessary to implement DMV’s new computer system, comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMSCR), implement enacted legislation, Oregon Laws 2019, chapter 312, and establish efficiencies related to commercial driving privileges.
Rules amended: 735-063-0210, 735-063-0240, 735-063-0280
Rules adopted: 735-063-0263, 735-063-0311
Rules repealed: 735-062-0085, 735-063-0310
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

CDL Serious Traffic Offenses
DMV is amending this rule to designate additional offenses that customers may commit in non-commercial motor vehicles when the offense directly results in the suspension, cancellation, or revocation of a customer’s license.
Rule amended: 735-063-0360
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

Driver Improvement Program
These rule changes update the Driver Improvement Program to reflect new technological capabilities and were developed from a study conducted by the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University.
Rules to be amended: 735-064-0220, 735-072-0020, 735-072-0023, 735-072-0027
Rule adopted: 735-072-0041
Rule repealed: 735-072-0035
Date filed: December 11, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

CDL Medical and Hazmat Waivers
DMV amended 735-063-0220 to allow certain CDL holders to maintain medical qualification during the COVID-19 state of emergency. DMV amended 735-063-0290 to provide for full use of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) exemption regarding expiration of TSA security threat assessments (STAs) for CDL holders with hazardous material endorsements.
Rules amended: 735-063-0220, 735-063-0290
Filed and effective: December 2, 2020

Mandatory Insurance Compliance​
DMV's Mandatory Insurance Compliance program currently operates under Oregon statute rather than agency rule. Chapter 312, OL 2019 authorizes DMV to establish the program in rule which will allow DMV to incorporate technological capabilities as they become available.
Rule amended: 735-050-0080
Filed and effective: October 23, 2020

Delivery Method of Notices
These rule changes will clarify the method DMV will use to notify customers of a cancellation of a vehicle registration or title, suspension of driving privileges or approaching expiration of a driver license, driver permit or ID card.
Rule amended: 735-010-0260
Rule adopted: 735-062-0088
Date filed: September 29, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

Temporary Duplicate Disability Parking Permit
DMV may issue a temporary duplicate disability parking permit to customers for travel purposes. The temporary duplicate permit can only be issued to the holder of an existing parking permit to serve as a travel copy. The rulemaking also allows a customer to re-certify for a temporary duplicate at any time.
Rules to be amended: 735-080-0046, 735-080-0080
Date filed: September 29, 2020
Effective date: January 1, 2021

​​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​​.​

There are no proposed rules for comment at this time.

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 rules in this division at this time.

RECENTLY ADOPTED DELIVERY AND OPERATIONS RULES
These rule changes were adopted approximately within the last six months.

Outdoor Advertising Control System (OACS) web-based permit management system
The Outdoor Advertising Sign Program is implementing new web-based outdoor advertising permit software. It will allow permit holders to submit applications through the web application, review their permit information online, and make annual renewal and other payments using e-checks.
Rules amended: 734-059-0015, 734-059-0100, 734-059-0200, 734-059-0220, 734-060-0000, 734-060-0105, 734-060-0175, 734-060-0180
Rules adopted: 734-060-0110, 734-060-0120
Filed and effective: March 12, 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​.

There are no proposed rules in this division at this time.

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 rules in this division at this time.

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

STIF Rule Update
These rule amendments are primarily housekeeping revisions, intended to eliminate vague or potentially confusing language and align the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) rules more closely with statute.
Rules amended: 732-005-0090, 732-040-0015, 732-040-0055, 732-042-0015, 732-042-0040, 732-044-0025, 732-044-0050
Filed and effective: September 23, 2020

Veterans Healthcare Transportation Grant Program​
Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and ODOT are implementing a program to benefit veterans. $500,000 has been allocated to administer a transit grant program to support access to health care for veterans living in rural areas of Oregon that do not already receive federal funding for that purpose.
Rule adopted: 732-020-0050
Filed and effective: August 18, 2020

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​.

Adoption of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
This rulemaking adopts the federal standards for vehicle lighting by reference and updates to the 2016 edition found at CFR Title 49, Part 571.
Rule to be amended: 735-108-0000
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2021
Anticpated date of OTC approval: July 13, 2021

​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.

Definition of Enclosed Cab​
This rule defines enclosed cab for a three-wheel vehicle in order to specify the requirements for an exemption from Oregon's motorcycle helmet laws under ORS 814.290(1). It replaces the temporary rule that went into effect July 15, 2020.
Rule adopted: 737-010-0005
Filed and effective: October 23, 2020

Safe Routes to School
The proposed amendments incorporate changes suggested by the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee and changes made due to the delegation of some OTC authority to the ODOT Director after ODOT adopted these rules.
Rules amended: 737-025-0010, 737-025-0012, 737-025-0091, 737-025-0093
Filed and effective: October 26, 2020

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​.

State Safety Oversight of Rail Fixed Guideway Public Transportation Systems
Historically, one set of rules related to the State Safety Oversight Program have covered both those rail transit agencies (RTAs) that receive funding from the Federal Transit Administration (Federal RTAs) and those RTAs that don’t (State RTAs). With this rulemaking, the rules related to state RTAs are being separated and moved to a new division 65.
Division 60:
Rules to be adopted: 741-060-0079, 741-060-0098
Rules to be amended: 741-060-0010, 741-060-0020, 741-060-0030, 741-060-0040, 741-060-0070, 741-060-0072, 741-060-0076, 741-060-0078, 741-060-0090, 741-060-0092, 741-060-0100, 741-060-0101, 741-060-0102, 741-060-0103, 741-060-0105, 741-060-0107
Rules to be repealed: 741-060-0074, 741-060-0110
Division 65:
Rules to be adopted: 741-065-0010, 741-065-0020, 741-065-0030, 741-065-0040, 741-065-0070, 741-065-0072, 741-065-0074, 741-065-0076, 741-065-0078, 741-065-0090, 741-065-0092, 741-065-0094, 741-065-0100, 741-065-0101, 741-065-0102, 741-065-0103, 741-065-0105, 741-065-0107, 741-065-0110
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2021
Anticipate date of OTC approval: July 13, 2021

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 rules in this division at this time.

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

There are no recently adopted rules in this division 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.

​There are no proposed rules in this category at this time.

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.​

​There are no recently closed rules in this category at this time.

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

Public Contracting, Public Procurement and Consultant Selection
These changes allow ODOT to manage procurements in a more efficient and expeditious manner.
Rules changed: 731-146-0150, 731-146-0160, 731-146-0210, 731-146-0220, 731-147-0010, 731-147-0055, 731-147-0070, 731-148-0100, 731-148-0110, 731-148-0130, 731-148-0200, 731-148-0205, 731-148-0210, 731-148-0215, 731-148-0220, 731-148-0240, 731-148-0260, 731-148-0270
Filed and effective: ​July 17, 2020

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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