Or. Admin. R. 660-044-0005 - Definitions

For the purposes of this division, the definitions in ORS 197.015 and the statewide planning goals apply. In addition, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Climate Friendly Area" has the meaning provided in OAR 660-012-0005(10).
(2) "Community-based conversations" means accessible and inclusive community meetings held for areas with above-average concentrations of underserved community members.
(3) "Design type" means the conceptual areas described in the Metro Growth Concept text and map in the Metro regional framework plan, including central city, regional centers, town centers, station communities, corridors, main streets, neighborhoods, industrial areas and employment areas.
(4) "Equitable outcomes" has the meaning provided in OAR 660-012-0005(14).
(5) "Framework plan" or "regional framework plan" means the plan adopted by Metro as defined by ORS 197.015(16).
(6) "Functional plan" or "regional functional plan" means an ordinance adopted by Metro to implement the regional framework plan through city and county comprehensive plans and land use regulations.
(7) "Greenhouse gas" has the meaning given in ORS 468A.210. Greenhouse gases are measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalents, which means the quantity of a given greenhouse gas multiplied by a global warming potential factor consistent with a state-approved emissions reporting method.
(8) "Greenhouse gas emissions reduction target" or "target" means a reduction from 2005 emission levels of per capita greenhouse gas emissions from travel in light vehicles. Targets are the reductions beyond reductions in emissions that are likely to result from the use of improved vehicle technologies and fuels. Travel in light vehicles includes all travel by members of households or university group quarters living within a metropolitan area regardless of where the travel occurs, and local commercial vehicle travel that is a function of household labor or demand regardless of where the travel occurs. Examples include commuting to work, going to school, going shopping, traveling for recreation, delivery vehicles, service vehicles, travel to business meetings, and travel to jobsites.
(9) "Land use and transportation scenario planning" means the preparation and evaluation by local governments of two or more land use and transportation scenarios and the cooperative selection of a preferred land use and transportation scenario that accommodates planned population and employment growth while achieving a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from light vehicle travel in the metropolitan area and an increase in equitable outcomes for underserved community members. Land use and transportation scenario planning may include preparation and evaluation of alternative scenarios that do not meet targets specified in this division.
(10) "Light vehicles" means motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less.
(11) "Metro" means the metropolitan service district organized for the Portland metropolitan area under ORS chapter 268.
(12) "Metropolitan planning area" or "metropolitan area" means lands within the planning area boundary of a metropolitan planning organization.
(13) "Metropolitan planning organization" means an organization located wholly within the State of Oregon and designated by the Governor to coordinate transportation planning in an urbanized area of the state pursuant to 49 USC § 5303(c). The Longview-Kelso-Rainier metropolitan planning organization and the Walla Walla Valley metropolitan planning organization are not metropolitan planning organizations for the purposes of this division.
(14) "Planning period" means the period of time over which the expected outcomes of a scenario plan are estimated, measured from a 2005 base year, to a future year that corresponds with greenhouse gas emission targets set forth in this division.
(15) "Preferred land use and transportation scenario" means a plan for a metropolitan area that achieves the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions set forth in OAR 660-044-0020 and 660-0440-0025 as provided in OAR 660-044-0040 and 660-044-0110.
(16) "Underserved Populations" has the meaning provided in OAR 660-012-0125(2).
(17) "Vehicle Miles Traveled" has the meaning provided in OAR 660-012-0005(59).
(18) "Statewide Transportation Strategy" means the statewide strategy adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission as part of the state transportation policy to aid in achieving the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals set forth in ORS 468A.205 as provided in Oregon Laws 2010, chapter 85, section 2.


Or. Admin. R. 660-044-0005
LCDD 5-2011, f. 5-26-11, cert. ef. 6-1-11; LCDD 10-2012, f. 12-4-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; LCDD 5-2017, f. 2-28-17, cert. ef. 3/1/2017; LCDD 2-2022, temporary amend filed 06/01/2022, effective 6/1/2022 through 11/27/2022; LCDD 3-2022, amend filed 08/17/2022, effective 8/17/2022

Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s) .

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 197.040, Ch 865 OL 2009 (HB 2001) § 37(6) and (8) & Ch 85 OL 2010 Special Session (SB 1059) § 5

Statutes/Other Implemented: Ch 865 OL 2009 (HB 2001) § 37(6) and (8) & Ch 85 OL 2010 Special Session (SB 1059) § 5

State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.