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The Rulemaking Process

The process of developing or modifying regulations is called rulemaking. Rulemaking by state agencies is governed by the Administrative Procedures Act (ORS Chapter 183) and the Attorney General's administrative rules (OAR 137-001-0007 through OAR 137-001-0100).

Rulemaking Process Fact Sheet




Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor. 




Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs)

These Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by OLCC and adopted, repealed and amended by the Commission. 



  • OAR 845-006-0441 - Sale of Malt Beverages in Kegs (Rule suspension effective July 16, 2021)
  • OAR 845-006-0481 - Requiring written notice of reason for licensee closure and estimated repopen date (Rule suspension effective April 3, 2020)
  • OAR 845-025-1060 (8)(e) - Requiring specified fee for change to approved cannabis packaging or labeling (Rule suspension effective April 6, 2020)
  • OAR 845-025-1060(8)(f) - Requiring specified fee for transfer of application for packaging or labeling of cannabis product (Rule suspension effective April 6, 2020)



Rule Hearings & Advisory
Committee Meetings

Meeting Calendar

Stipulated Settlements

Stipulated Settlements


Recent Rule Changes

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For questions regarding the rulemaking process, please contact:
Nicole Blosse, Policy Coordinator
971-420-4763

OLCC.Rulemaking@Oregon.gov