2017 ORS 285B.636¹
Definitions for ORS 285B.635 to 285B.640

As used in ORS 285B.635 (Legislative findings) to 285B.640 (Oregon Industrial Site Readiness Assessment Program Fund):

(1) “Due diligence assessment” means an assessment of the actions, costs and time frames involved in bringing regionally significant industrial sites to market-ready status, including but not limited to wetland delineation, geotechnical investigation, environmental assessment and traffic analysis.

(2) “Economic development district” means one of the following:

(a) The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation, serving tribal members of the Burns-Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and the Klamath Tribes.

(b) The Cascades West Economic Development District, serving Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn Counties.

(c) The Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District, serving Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties and western Washington County.

(d) The CCD Business Development Corporation, serving Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties.

(e) The Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation, serving Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Wheeler, Harney and Malheur Counties.

(f) The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

(g) The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, serving Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties.

(h) The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, serving Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties.

(i) The South Central Oregon Economic Development District, serving Lake and Klamath Counties.

(j) The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District serving Baker, Union and Wallowa Counties.

(k) Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc., serving Jackson and Josephine Counties.

(L) Greater Portland, Inc.:B1EM.Portland-Vancouver Economic Development District, serving Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.

(3) “Industrial use” means employment activities, including but not limited to manufacturing, assembly, fabrication, processing, storage, logistics, warehousing, importation, distribution, transshipment and research and development, that generate income from the production, handling or distribution of goods or services, including goods or services in the traded sector.

(4) “Local government” has the meaning given that term in ORS 197.015 (Definitions for ORS chapters 195, 196, 197 and ORS 197A.300 to 197A.325).

(5) “Market-ready” means that a regionally significant industrial site has been issued all appropriate and necessary building permits.

(6) “Region” means an economic development district, a port district as defined in ORS 285A.666 (Definitions for ORS 285A.666 to 285A.732) or an area within the jurisdiction of a local government.

(7) “Regional industrial land inventory” means an inventory of regionally significant industrial sites in a region that identifies development-related constraints and opportunities to develop regionally significant industrial sites and that rates the sites based on market-ready status.

(8) “Regionally significant industrial site” means an area planned and zoned for industrial use that:

(a)(A) Contains a site or sites, including brownfields, that are suitable for the location of new industrial uses or the expansion of existing industrial uses and that can provide significant additional employment in the region;

(B) Has site characteristics that give the area significant competitive advantages that are difficult or impossible to replicate in the region; and

(C) Has superior access to transportation and freight infrastructure, including but not limited to rail, port, airport, multimodal freight or transshipment facilities and other major transportation facilities or routes; or

(b) Is land designated by Metro, as defined in ORS 197.015 (Definitions for ORS chapters 195, 196, 197 and ORS 197A.300 to 197A.325), as a regionally significant industrial area.

(9) “Willing property owner” means a public or private property owner that is committed to bringing a regionally significant industrial site to a state of market-readiness and pursuing development of the site for industrial use. [2013 c.764 §2]

Note: See note under 285B.635 (Legislative findings).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285B—Economic Development Ii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.