For purposes of OAR 736-007-0000 to 736-007-0040, the following
definitions shall apply:
"Department" - The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
(2) "Director" - The Director of the Oregon
Parks and Recreation Department or designate.
(3) "RV" or "Recreation Vehicle" - Travel
trailers, campers and motorhomes.
(4) "RV Registrations" - The total number of
travel trailers, campers and motor homes registered at the time the
distribution formula is computed, as detailed in the most current "Oregon Motor
Vehicles Registration by Counties" compiled by the Motor Vehicles
(5) "County RV
Registration Fee Revenues" or "Revenues" - That portion of the total revenues
from the registration and licensing of recreational vehicles that is set aside
in a sub-account of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's account within
the State Treasury for the acquisition, development, maintenance, care and use
of county park and recreation areas in accordance with ORS
"County Park and Recreation Area" - An
area designated by the governing body under ORS 275 .320 as a county park and
recreational area in which the primary function is to provide recreational
opportunities for the public such as overnight camp facilities, day use parks,
community open spaces, and park waysides. Areas under county management in
which recreation is a secondary function, such as Courthouse grounds,
fairgrounds, ports, and museum grounds, are excluded unless the following
criteria are met:
(a) The county has a
population of 30,000 or less; and
(b) The county does not have an "established
park system" as defined in these rules.
(7) "Campsite" - A site within a designated
County Park and Recreation Area that is specifically designed for overnight
occupancy, is open to the public a minimum of five months per year, and that
contains a designated parking spur, picnic table, fireplace or stove and access
to potable water and sanitary facilities. Campsites within areas where
recreation is a secondary function, such as courthouse grounds, fairgrounds,
ports, and museum grounds, shall not be factored into the formula that
allocates the distribution of RV registration fees among the county parks
(8) "Population" - The
latest annual estimate of population of Oregon cities and counties as compiled
by the Center of Population Research and Census.
(9) "County Park Assistance Program" or
"Assistance Program" - A program funded by county RV registration fee revenues
to provide regular allocation of moneys to the counties for the acquisition,
development, maintenance, care and use of the county park and recreation areas
as defined in section (6) of this rule .
(10) "County Park Assistance Allocation" or
"County Allocation" - That portion of estimated county RV registration fee
revenues available for distribution to the counties under the county park
County Park Assistance Allocation" or "Certified Allocation" - That portion of
the county park assistance allocation certified for use by the counties during
a given fiscal year.
Opportunity Grant Program" or "Grant Program" - A program funded by county RV
registration fee revenues to provide grants on a project basis for the
acquisition, development, rehabilitation and planning of county park and
recreation areas, as defined in section (6) of this rule, that provide camping
Opportunity Grant Funds" or "Grant Funds" - That portion of county RV
registration fee revenues available for the County Opportunity Grant
(14) "Fiscal Year" - The
twelve month period beginning July 1 of any year and ending June 30 of the next
(15) "Biennium" - The 24
month period beginning July 1 of each odd-numbered year and ending June 30 of
the next odd-numbered year.
"Waiver of Retroactivity" - An exception that allows costs to be incurred prior
to formal project approval.
"County Parks Assistance Advisory Committee" or "Advisory Committee" - The
committee that reviews and prioritizes grant proposals for funding under the
County Opportunity Grant Program.
(18) "State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation
Plan" - Otherwise known as SCORP, the document used to identify and assess
Oregon outdoor recreation needs.
(19) "Established Park System" - A county
shall be considered as having an established park system if it has at least one
park designated under ORS 275 .320, and has allocated a budget for