2015 ORS 358.612¹
Duties of State Historic Preservation Officer

The State Historic Preservation Officer:

(1) Shall conduct or cause to have conducted a comprehensive, statewide survey to identify districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are potentially significant in Oregon history, prehistory, architecture, archaeology and culture;

(2) Shall prepare and implement a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan to assist local governments in developing their preservation programs and participate in the national program;

(3) Shall maintain a statewide inventory of historic properties;

(4) Shall create a mechanism for an Oregon State Register of Historic Properties in which to record significant historic properties with the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation developing the criteria for such properties;

(5) Shall nominate properties of historical, prehistoric architectural, archaeological and cultural significance to the Oregon State Register of Historic Properties and to the National Register of Historic Places;

(6) Shall administer state and federal tax incentive provisions for the preservation of properties on the state and national registers;

(7) Shall provide information on federal and state tax benefits for preservation projects;

(8) Shall administer grant programs to conduct surveys of historic properties and to assist the development of properties on the state and national registers;

(9) Shall provide or assist other appropriate state agencies in providing information and education on the economic and social benefits of developing historical and cultural resources;

(10) Shall provide public education and information to foster the purposes of ORS 358.565 (State Historic Preservation Officer) to 358.622 (State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation);

(11) Shall provide technical assistance as funds permit;

(12) Shall work with local, statewide and national organizations to develop means of promoting historic preservation, including legislation, financing, education, easements, conferences and workshops and audio-visual materials;

(13) Shall, when a project involves Native American concerns, work with the Commission on Indian Services, project administrators and the local Indian tribes or communities to insure that these concerns are adequately addressed;

(14) May review and comment on the impact of publicly funded projects and programs;

(15) May accept gifts and grants to be used for purposes consistent with ORS 358.565 (State Historic Preservation Officer) to 358.622 (State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation); and

(16) Subject to the availability of funds therefor, serve as staff for the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. [1983 c.268 §3]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 358—Oregon Historical and Heritage Agencies, Programs and Tax Provisions; Museums; Local Symphonies and Bands; Archaeological Objects and Sites, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors358.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.