Or. Admin. R. 350-050-0030 - Criteria for Plan Amendment Approval

The Commission must find the following criteria are satisfied before it approves an amendment to the Management Plan:

(1) Conditions in the Scenic Area have significantly changed. This means:
(a) Physical changes that have widespread or major impacts to the landforms, resources, or land use patterns in the Scenic Area;
(b) New information or inventory data regarding land uses or resources that could result in a change of a plan designation, classification, or other plan provision;
(c) Changes in legal, social, or economic conditions, including those that affect public health, safety, or welfare, not anticipated in the Management Plan; or
(d) A demonstrable mistake in the Management Plan that has resulted in significant impacts or that involves significant issues, such as, but not limited to, a land use guideline that is less protective of Gorge resources than the policies the guideline was intended to implement; a land use designation that does not conform to the corresponding designation policies; or two or more guidelines that cannot be reasonably reconciled.
(2) The proposed amendment is consistent with the purposes and standards of the Scenic Area Act; and
(3) No practicable alternative to the proposed amendment more consistent with the purposes and standards of the Scenic Area Act exists.


Or. Admin. R. 350-050-0030
CRGC 3-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-16-92; CRGC 5-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-92; CRGC 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99; CRGC 1-2006, f. 3-22-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06

Stat. Auth.: ORS 196.150 & RCW 43.97.015

Stats. Implemented: ORS 196.150, RCW 43.97.015 & 16 U.S.C. ยง 544 et seq.

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