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Public comment period opens for updates to administrative rules defining ATV classes

Oct. 1, 2019

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting public comments on a proposed change to Oregon Administrative Rule language defining class IV ATV’s. During the 2019 legislative session, state lawmakers voted to change the definition to increase the width and weight of vehicles classified as class IV ATV’s. An administrative rule change is necessary to reflect the change in state law.

Under the new law and proposed rule, class IV ATV’s are defined as weighing 2,500 pounds or less and measuring 80 inches wide or less.

OPRD will accept public comments on the proposed change 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.