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Oregon Administrative Rules and Rulemaking

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Oregon Administrative Rules for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for fish and wildlife are adopted by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission consistant with ORS.496.138. These rules, along with the Oregon Revised Statutes are the basis of the regulations published in the Oregon Big Game, Oregon Sport Fishing, Oregon Game Bird, Oregon Furbearer Trapping and Hunting regulation booklets as well as the Synopsis Oregon Commercial Fishing Regulations. Our environment is dynamic, therefore the need to update regulations occurs frequently. In order to keep the public informed we have developed this guide to help you understand the Rulemaking Process and notify you of rulemaking hearings on permanent rules that are being proposed for amendment, repeal or adoption, at upcoming state Fish and Wildlife Commission meetings.

What is a Rule?

A "rule" is "any agency directive, standard, regulation or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency" - ORS 183.310(9). Agencies may adopt, amend, repeal, suspend or renumber rules, permanently or temporarily (up to 180 days), using the procedures outlined in the Oregon Attorney General's Administrative Law Manual.

ODFW Administrative and Temporary Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for fish and wildlife are adopted by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to ORS 496.138. In addition, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission may delegate rulemaking authority to the ODFW Director pursuant to ORS 496.116. Please click the links below for a complete listing of adopted permanent and temporary rules.

Secretary of State, Department of Fish and Wildlife Oregon Administrative Rules

The official copy of an Oregon Administrative Rule is contained in the Administrative Order filed at the Archives Division, 800 Summer St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97310. Any discrepancies with the published version are satisfied in favor of the Administrative Order. The Oregon Administrative Rules and the Oregon Bulletin are copyrighted by the Oregon Secretary of State.

Contacts

Lance Thomson
Rules Coordinator Fish Division
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302
Phone: 503-947-6233
Email: Lance.Thomson@state.or.us

Roxie Borisch
Rules Coordinator Wildlife Division
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302
Phone: 503-947-6314
Email: Roxann.B.Borisch@state.or.us

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