2013 ORS § 285C.500¹
Definitions for ORS 285C.500 to 285C.506

As used in ORS 285C.500 (Definitions for ORS 285C.500 to 285C.506) to 285C.506 (Annual certification of facility):

(1) Business firm has the meaning given that term in ORS 285C.050 (Definitions for ORS 285C.050 to 285C.250).

(2) County per capita personal income means the per capita personal income level published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the United States Department of Commerce for a county.

(3) County unemployment rate means the most recently available unemployment rate for the county, as determined by the Employment Department.

(4) Facility means the land, real property improvements and personal property that are used by a business firm to conduct business operations, and that are the subject of an application for preliminary certification under ORS 285C.503 (Preliminary certification of facility) or annual certification under ORS 285C.506 (Annual certification of facility).

(5) Qualified location means any area that is:

(a) Zoned for industrial use or is within the urban growth boundary of a city that has 15,000 or fewer residents; and

(b) Located in a county that, during either of the two years preceding the date an application for preliminary certification is filed under ORS 285C.503 (Preliminary certification of facility), had both:

(A) A county unemployment rate that was in the top half of county unemployment rates in this state; and

(B) A county per capita personal income that was in the bottom half of county per capita personal incomes in this state.

(6) Urban growth boundary means an urban growth boundary contained in a city or county comprehensive plan that has been acknowledged by the Land Conservation and Development Commission pursuant to ORS 197.251 (Compliance acknowledgment) or an urban growth boundary that has been adopted by a metropolitan service district under ORS 268.390 (Planning for activities and areas with metropolitan impact) (3). [Formerly 285B.103; 2005 c.94 §17; 2005 c.595 §1]

Note: Section 3, chapter 595, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding ORS 285C.500 (Definitions for ORS 285C.500 to 285C.506) (5), for purposes of preliminary certifications issued under ORS 285C.503 (Preliminary certification of facility) on or after January 1, 2006, based on applications for preliminary certification filed before July 1, 2016, and annual certifications issued under ORS 285C.506 (Annual certification of facility) that are associated with preliminary certifications issued under ORS 285C.503 (Preliminary certification of facility) on or after January 1, 2006, based on applications for preliminary certification filed before July 1, 2016, qualified location means any area that is:

(1) Within the urban growth boundary of a city that has 15,000 or fewer residents or is land zoned for industrial use; and

(2) Located in a county that, during either of the two years preceding the date an application for preliminary certification is filed under ORS 285C.503 (Preliminary certification of facility) and this section, had:

(a) A county unemployment rate that was in the highest third of county unemployment rates in this state; or

(b) A county per capita personal income that was in the lowest third of county per capita personal incomes in this state. [2005 c.595 §3; 2007 c.843 §79; 2011 c.730 §21a]