The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is seeking public comment on a proposed repeal of outdated rules adopted in response to a now expired Salmon Season State of Emergency.
OWEB's Division 7 administrative rules were established in response to Governor Kulongoski's Executive Orders issued between 2006 and 2008 declaring Salmon Season States of Emergency. As the rules are currently written, OWEB can only fund projects that address the 2008 Salmon Season State of Emergency
described by Executive Order 08-10. This order expired in May 2009, thus rendering the Division 7 rules obsolete.
The OWEB Board subsequently adopted a new division of administrative rules (Division 4) that allow for development, public discussion, and approval of multiple special grant types, including future Salmon Season State of Emergency grants should the Board identify the need for such grants. The Division 4 rules
render the Division 7 rules redundant and unnecessary now and into the future.
For the aforementioned reasons, OWEB is proposing to repeal the Division 7 rules.
COMMENT PERIOD: The public comment period for the proposed rules begins August 1, 2013 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2013.
The rules proposed for repeal will be available by Thursday, August 1, 2013 on OWEB's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/pages/admin_rules_statutes.aspx.
To comment on the proposed rules, please send comments by email to email@example.com, with the phrase "Comments on Salmon Season State of Emergency Rules Repeal" in the subject line, or send written comments to Renee Davis-Born at OWEB, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 360, Salem, Oregon 97301-1290.
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