State agency planning responsibilities
- • certain information to be submitted to department
- • determination of compliance with goals and plans
- • rules
- • exceptions
(1) Except as provided in ORS 197.277 (Oregon Forest Practices Act) or subsection (2) of this section or unless expressly exempted by another statute from any of the requirements of this section, state agencies shall carry out their planning duties, powers and responsibilities and take actions that are authorized by law with respect to programs affecting land use:
(a) In compliance with goals adopted or amended pursuant to ORS chapters 195, 196 and 197; and
(b) In a manner compatible with:
(A) Comprehensive plans and land use regulations initially acknowledged under ORS 197.251 (Compliance acknowledgment);
(B) Amendments to acknowledged comprehensive plans or land use regulations or new land use regulations acknowledged under ORS 197.625 (When amendment or new regulation considered acknowledged); and
(C) Amendments to acknowledged comprehensive plans or land use regulations or new land use regulations acknowledged through periodic review.
(2) State agencies need not comply with subsection (1)(b) of this section if the comprehensive plan or land use regulations are inconsistent with a state agency plan or program relating to land use that was not in effect at the time the local plan was acknowledged, and the agency has demonstrated:
(a) That the plan or program is mandated by state statute or federal law;
(b) That the plan or program is consistent with the goals;
(c) That the plan or program has objectives that cannot be achieved in a manner consistent with the comprehensive plan and land use regulations; and
(d) That the agency has complied with its certified state agency coordination program.
(3) Upon request by the Land Conservation and Development Commission, each state agency shall submit to the Department of Land Conservation and Development the following information:
(a) Agency rules and summaries of programs affecting land use;
(b) A program for coordination pursuant to ORS 197.040 (Duties of commission) (2)(e);
(c) A program for coordination pursuant to ORS 197.090 (Duties and authority of director) (1)(b); and
(d) A program for cooperation with and technical assistance to local governments.
(4) Within 90 days of receipt, the Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development shall review the information submitted pursuant to subsection (3) of this section and shall notify each agency if the director believes the rules and programs submitted are insufficient to assure compliance with goals and compatibility with city and county comprehensive plans and land use regulations.
(5) Within 90 days of receipt of notification specified in subsection (4) of this section, the agency may revise the rules or programs and resubmit them to the director.
(6) The director shall make findings under subsections (4) and (5) of this section as to whether the rules and programs are sufficient to assure compliance with the goals and compatibility with acknowledged city and county comprehensive plans and land use regulations, and shall forward the rules and programs to the commission for its action. The commission shall either certify the rules and programs as being in compliance with the goals and compatible with the comprehensive plans and land use regulations of affected local governments or shall determine the same to be insufficient by December 31, 1990.
(7) The department shall report to the appropriate committee of the House and the Senate and to the subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee that considers the agency budget, any agency that has failed to meet the requirements of subsection (6) of this section.
(8) Any agency that has failed to meet the requirements of subsection (6) of this section shall report the reasons therefor to the appropriate committee of the House and the Senate and to the subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee that considers the agency budget.
(9) Until state agency rules and programs are certified as being in compliance with the goals and compatible with applicable city and county comprehensive plans and land use regulations, the agency shall make findings when adopting or amending its rules and programs as to the applicability and application of the goals or acknowledged comprehensive plans, as appropriate.
(10) The commission shall adopt rules establishing procedures to assure that state agency permits affecting land use are issued in compliance with the goals and compatible with acknowledged comprehensive plans and land use regulations, as required by subsection (1) of this section. The rules shall prescribe the circumstances in which state agencies may rely upon a determination of compliance or compatibility made by the affected city or county. The rules shall allow a state agency to rely upon a determination of compliance by a city or county without an acknowledged comprehensive plan and land use regulations only if the city or county determination is supported by written findings demonstrating compliance with the goals.
(11) A state agency required to have a land use coordination program shall participate in a local government land use hearing, except a hearing under ORS 197.610 (Local government notice of proposed amendment or new regulation) to 197.625 (When amendment or new regulation considered acknowledged), only in a manner that is consistent with the coordination program, unless the agency:
(a) Is exempt from coordination program requirements; or
(b) Participated in the local government’s periodic review pursuant to ORS 197.633 (Two phases of periodic review) and raised the issue that is the basis for participation in the land use hearing.
(12) In carrying out programs affecting land use, a state agency is not compatible with an acknowledged comprehensive plan if it takes or approves an action that is not allowed under the plan. However, a state agency may apply statutes and rules which the agency is required by law to apply in order to deny, condition or further restrict an action of the state agency or of any applicant before the state agency provided it applies those statutes and rules to the uses planned for in the acknowledged comprehensive plan.
(13) This section does not apply to rules, programs, decisions, determinations or activities carried out under ORS 527.610 (Short title) to 527.770 (Good faith compliance with best management practices not violation of water quality standards), 527.990 (Criminal penalties) (1) and 527.992 (Civil penalties). [1973 c.80 §21; 1977 c.664 §13; 1981 c.748 §16; 1983 c.827 §4; 1987 c.555 §1; 1987 c.919 §3; 1989 c.761 §19; 1991 c.612 §9; 1995 c.595 §30; 1999 c.622 §8]
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