Any person may apply for preliminary
certification by submitting a complete preliminary certification application.
The application must meet requirements provided by statutes, these rules and
the current Opportunity Announcement.
application must be in the form specified in the Opportunity Announcement and
(b) An applicant must
submit a complete application during the opportunity period. For the purposes
of this rule, the department considers an application ôsubmittedö
when the department receives the application accompanied by the fee specified
in these rules. The department will not process applications received outside
of an opportunity period.
one application will be accepted from each transit services provider for each
(2) The application must be accompanied by
the fee specified in these rules. The department will not process applications
received without fee payment.
The department will not accept amendments to applications during the
opportunity period. An applicant may withdraw an application and submit a
replacement application during the opportunity period. The department will not
process fees for applications withdrawn before the end of the opportunity
The application must
include the following information, unless the department specifies otherwise in
the Opportunity Announcement.
The name of
(A) If the applicant is a
nonprofit entity, the application must include evidence of its nonprofit
(B) If the applicant is a
public or governmental entity, the application must include written
authorization from the entity's governing body allowing submission of the
application. An employee of the applicant may sign the application and attest
they have the authority through their employment to apply for and receive
transit services tax credits.
(b) The name, address, email address and
telephone number of the responsible party for the applicant.
(c) The applicant's federal tax
identification number, which may be shared with the Oregon Department of
Revenue to facilitate the administration of state tax law.
(d) A statement verifying that the applicant
is the recipient or sub-recipient of state or federal funds, either confirmed
or anticipated to be received for the services and period identified in the
identification of the types of State or Federal funds received or anticipated
for the transit services included in the application, which may be an executive
summary of the agreement or line item budget under which the applicant
qualifies as a recipient or sub-recipient.
(f) The geographic area or region for which
transit services will be provided.
(g) A calculation estimating the vehicle
miles reduced (VMR).
(h) The period
during which transit services will be provided.
(i) A statement of compliance with applicable
state and local regulations and that the applicant will obtain required
licenses and permits, including any legally required audits associated with the
(j) The number and type of
new jobs that will be created by the transit services and the number of
existing jobs that will be sustained throughout the operation of the transit
services. Job estimates should be submitted in hours. These hours must be
directly related to the transit services.
(k) The anticipated costs of providing the
(l) The amount of
any anticipated or received incentives or grants directly related to the
(m) Current line
item budget including labor, operations, maintenance, fuel, administrative
costs and revenue that corresponds to the funding for the transit provider's
(n) The dollar amount of
tax credit requested by the applicant.
(o) If the applicant intends to include costs
for performance of the transit services prior to the project period in the
Opportunity Announcement, a written description of the special circumstances
that rendered filing of an application prior to the start of performance
unreasonable. Pre-qualified waivers may be provided in the Opportunity
Announcement; a written description is not required for the period covered by a
information the department considers necessary.