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Administrative Rulemaking

What is a rule? 

Oregon law defines "rule" as "an agency directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency." ORS 183.310 (9)

Agencies may adopt, amend, repeal, or renumber rules, permanently or temporarily (up to 180 days), using the procedures outlined in the Oregon Attorney General's Administrative Law Manual.

The Oregon Secretary of State's Office compiles and publishes the entire series of Oregon Administrative Rules.  

See the full list of adopted rules

Oregon Department of the State Fire Marshal OAR Chapter 837

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking & Public Hearing

New rules are posted for six months after they are final: