WSR 07-14-101

PROPOSED RULES

COLUMBIA RIVER

GORGE COMMISSION

[ Filed July 2, 2007, 9:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Commission Rule 350-81, Land Use Ordinance.

Hearing Location(s): Hood River County Administration Building, 601 State Street, Hood River, OR, on September 11, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. (Note this is the beginning of the commission's regular meeting. The actual hearing time may be later).

Date of Intended Adoption: September 11, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Jill Arens, Executive Director, Columbia River Gorge Commission, P.O. Box 730, White Salmon, WA 98672, e-mail crgc@gorge.net, fax (509) 493-2229, by September 10, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nancy Andring by September 4, 2007, (509) 493-3323.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule making is to put into effect recent amendments to the management plan for the Columbia River Gorge Commission. This rule making will incorporate the recent amendments into the commission's land use ordinance for scenic area land within Klickitat County. The commission is not proposing any substantive changes the provisions already adopted into the management plan.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The land use ordinance must be amended to make the plan amendments effective.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: 16 U.S.C. 544e(c), 544f(1); RCW 434.97.015; ORS 196.150.

Statute Being Implemented: 16 U.S.C. 544e(c), 544f(1); RCW 434.97.015; ORS 196.150.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, see above federal law citations.

Name of Proponent: Columbia River Gorge Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jill Arens, Executive Director, Columbia River Gorge Commission, White Salmon, Washington, (509) 493-3323.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule making is exempt pursuant to RCW 19.85.025(3) and 34.05.310 (4)(c) and (e).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This rule making is exempt pursuant to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iii) and (v).

June 27, 2007

Nancy Andring

Rules Coordinator

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