ORS 196.572¹
Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia
  • members
  • terms
  • compensation and expenses
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia is established, consisting of 13 members as follows:

(a) The Governor or the Governor’s designee;

(b) The director of an initiative for integrative marine studies at Oregon State University or the director’s designee;

(c) The State Fish and Wildlife Director or the director’s designee;

(d) The Director of Agriculture or the director’s designee;

(e) The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality or the director’s designee;

(f) The Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development or the director’s designee; and

(g) Seven members appointed in consultation with the Governor’s office as follows:

(A) One member representing the Oregon Ocean Science Trust, appointed by the executive director of the Oregon Ocean Science Trust;

(B) One member representing the Sea Grant College of Oregon State University, appointed by the director of the Sea Grant College;

(C) One member representing a conservation organization, appointed by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council;

(D) One member representing fishing interests, appointed by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission;

(E) One member representing the shellfish mariculture industry, appointed by the State Board of Agriculture;

(F) One member representing the academic research community with relevant expertise, appointed by the scientific and technical advisory committee to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council; and

(G) One member representing the interests of federally recognized Oregon Indian tribes, appointed by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission in consultation with the Commission on Indian Services.

(2)(a) The term of office of each member of the coordinating council appointed under subsection (1)(g) of this section is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The terms must be staggered so that no more than two terms end each year.

(b) Before the expiration of the term of a member, the appointing authority, in consultation with the Governor, shall appoint a successor to take office upon the date of that expiration. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the appointing authority, in consultation with the Governor, shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) The State Fish and Wildlife Director or the director’s designee and the director of an initiative for integrative marine studies at Oregon State University or the director’s designee shall serve as cochairpersons of the coordinating council.

(4) A majority of the members of the coordinating council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(5) The coordinating council shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairpersons or of a majority of the members of the coordinating council.

(6) The coordinating council may adopt rules as necessary for the operation of the coordinating council.

(7) The members of the coordinating council are not entitled to compensation but are entitled to expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Claims for expenses incurred in performing functions of the coordinating council shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife for purposes of the coordinating council.

(8) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall provide staff support to the coordinating council. [2017 c.744 §2]

Note: See note under 196.571 (Policy).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors196.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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