Or. Admin. R. 731-017-0010 - Definitions

For the purposes of this division, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Amendment" means a proposed amendment to a comprehensive plan, transportation system plan or land use regulation.
(2) "Commission" means the Oregon Transportation Commission.
(3) "Director" means the Director of the Oregon Department of Transportation or the designee thereof.
(4) "Economic development projects" means those projects that demonstrate the direct benefits in terms of "primary" jobs created or retained by the development opportunity. Primary jobs are those in such areas as manufacturing, production, warehousing, distribution, or others that create new wealth for the Oregon economy.
(5) "Funding requirements" means the requirements set out in the Transportation Planning Rule that require a funding plan for transportation facilities or improvements needed to avoid a significant effect on existing or planned transportation facilities (OAR 660-012-0060(2)(b)); a written statement from ODOT that the proposed funding and timing for identified mitigation improvements or measures are, at a minimum, sufficient to avoid further degradation to the performance of an affected state highway (660-012-0060(3)(c)); a written statement from ODOT that improvements to state highways that are included as planned improvements in a regional or local transportation system plan or comprehensive plan are reasonably likely to be provided by the end of the planning period (660-012-0060(4)(b)); or a written statement from ODOT that the proposed funding and timing of mitigation measures are sufficient to avoid a significant adverse impact on the Interstate Highway system (660-012-0060(4)(c)).
(6) "Interim period" means the period, not to exceed 20 years, between when construction of an economic development project begins and construction of the project ends.
(7) "Local government" means any city, county or metropolitan service district formed under ORS Chapter 268, or an association of local governments performing land use planning functions under ORS 195.025.
(8) "Long-term economic benefits" means the net economic benefits anticipated to occur from an economic development project following completion of construction.
(9) "ODOT" means the Oregon Department of Transportation.
(10) "ODOT Region" refers to the five regions operated by ODOT. For the purposes of this division the ODOT Regions are defined as follows: Region One consists of Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Region Two consists of Benton, Clatsop, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties. Region Three consists of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine Counties. Region Four consists of Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler Counties. Region Five consists of Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties.
(11) "Oregon Highway Plan (OHP)" means the 1999 Oregon Highway Plan, as adopted and amended by the Oregon Transportation Commission, which serves as ODOT's modal system plan for highways as set forth in OAR chapter 731, division 15, consistent with OAR 660-012-0015(1).
(12) "Planning period" means the planning horizon identified in an adopted local or regional transportation system plan.
(13) "Reasonably likely" means a determination by ODOT pursuant to OAR 660-012-0060 that funding to construct a planned improvement to a state highway included in a regional or local transportation system plan or comprehensive plan is likely to be available by the end of the planning period.
(14) "Significantly affect" is as defined in OAR 660-012-0060(1).
(15) "State Agency Coordination Agreement (or Program) (SAC)" means the agreement adopted by the Commission in September 1990 as part of the Unified Transportation Plan required by ORS 184.618 and certified by the Land Conservation and Development Commission in December 1990 as being in compliance with ORS 197.180 and OAR chapter 660, divisions 30 and 31. The SAC describes what ODOT will do to meet its obligation under ORS 197.180 to carry out its programs affecting land use in compliance with the statewide planning goals and in a manner compatible with acknowledged comprehensive plans.
(16) "State highways" means highways under the jurisdiction and/or control and management of ODOT, including interstate highways within the State of Oregon.
(17) "Traffic performance measures" means the minimum acceptable standards of performance for highway facilities identified in an adopted state, regional or local transportation system plan or comprehensive plan. For state highways, traffic performance is measured by volume to capacity ("v/c") ratios as defined in the Oregon Highway Plan. Modifications to traffic performance measures for state highways require amendments to the OHP.
(18) "Transportation Planning Rule" means the Land Conservation and Development Commission's administrative rule governing transportation planning, set out at OAR chapter 660, division 12.
(19) "Transportation System Plan" means a plan for one or more transportation facilities adopted in accordance with the Transportation Planning Rule that are planned, developed, operated and maintained in a coordinated manner to supply continuity of move- ment between modes, and within and between geographic and jurisdictional areas.
(20) "Volume to capacity ratio" is a measure of roadway congestion, calculated by dividing the number of vehicles passing through a section of highway during the peak hour by the capacity of the section as described and defined in the Oregon Highway Plan.


Or. Admin. R. 731-017-0010
DOT 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 367.850

Stats. Implemented: ORS 367.850

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