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Public comment period opens for changes to administrative rules regarding statewide anniversary designations

Oct. 1, 2019

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comments on changes to Oregon Administrative Rule language regarding statewide anniversary designations. The proposed changes include a rule amendment and a rule adoption, with the former necessary to reflect a law enacted during the 2019 legislative session.

The proposed amendment would update the responsibility of the Oregon Heritage Commission from designating statewide anniversary “celebrations” to statewide anniversary “commemorations.” The proposed adoption adds a rule to clarify the application process for events seeking designation.

OPRD will accept public comments on the proposed changes through 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Comments can be made online, in writing or via email:

  • Online: oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/Rulemaking%20Notices.aspx
  • In writing: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, attn. Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301

After reviewing public comments, OPRD staff plan to present a final recommended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its November 2019 or February 2020 business meeting.

The full text of the proposed change is available online at oregon.gov/oprd/Rules/pages/index.aspx.