Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0140 - Smoke Sensitive Receptor Areas

ASSRA is an area designated by the board, in consultation with DEQ, which is provided the highest level of protection under the Smoke Management Plan. This is due to its past history of smoke incidents, density of population or other special legal status related to visibility such as the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. The following are SSRAs:

(1) The area within the State of Oregon commonly understood to be the Willamette Valley that:
(a) Lies east of the forest protection district boundaries of the Northwest Oregon, West Oregon and Western Lane Forest Protection Districts, west of the forest protection district boundaries of the North Cascade and South Cascade Forest Protection Districts and north of where the Western Lane and South Cascade Forest Protection Districts come together in southern Lane County (for detailed district boundary descriptions, see OAR 629-041-0500 to 629-041-0575);
(b) Notwithstanding the actual location of the forest protection district boundaries, includes the area within the city limits of the following cities that straddle, or are within but immediately adjoin, the forest protection district boundary:
(A) Carlton;
(B) Corvallis;
(C) Cottage Grove;
(D) Dallas
(E) Eugene;
(F) McMinnville;
(G) Portland;
(H) Sheridan;
(I) Silverton;
(J) Springfield;
(K) St. Helens;
(L) Stayton;
(M) Sublimity;
(N) Veneta;
(O) Willamina; and
(P) Yamhill;
(2) Within the acknowledged urban growth boundaries of the following cities:
(a) Astoria;
(b) Baker City;
(c) Bend;
(d) Burns;
(e) Coos Bay;
(f) Enterprise;
(g) Grants Pass;
(h) John Day;
(i) Klamath Falls;
(j) La Grande;
(k) Lakeview;
(l) Lincoln City;
(m) Newport;
(n) North Bend;
(o) Oakridge;
(p) Pendleton;
(q) Redmond;
(r) Roseburg;
(s) The Dalles; and
(t) Tillamook;
(3) The area within the Bear Creek and Rogue River Valleys described in OAR 629-048-0160, including the cities of Ashland, Central Point, Eagle Point, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix and Talent; and
(4) The area within the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, as described in 16 U.S.C. Section 544b, (2003).


Or. Admin. R. 629-048-0140
DOF 4-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DOF 1-2019, amend filed 02/15/2019, effective 3/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 477.013, 477.562, 526.016 & 526.041

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 477.013, 477.515 & 477.562

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