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Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to administrative rules for user, development, and connection charges

Environmental Services is proposing changes to multiple administrative rules related to user, development, and connection charges. The public comment period was open from April 1 to May 1, 2024.

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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to address enforcement of erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is adopting a new Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement Administrative Rule to accompany the adoption of the new Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the rule.

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Provide your ideas on final draft of rules to improve erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is updating its Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and is requesting public comment on the proposed final draft of the Manual.

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Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to ENB-4.30 – Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program

Environmental Services is proposing changes to ENB-4.30 – Bureau of Environmental Services Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Program Administrative Rules. The public can submit comments on the proposed revisions beginning August 16.

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Comments requested on proposed administrative rule for Private Rights-of-ways

The Bureau of Development Services seeks public comment on a proposed administrative rule governing private rights-of-ways (Streets, Alleys, Shared Courts, Common Greens and Pedestrian Connections).

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Public Hearing on Proposed Administrative Rule for Lien Reduction Review Process

The Bureau of Development Services seeks public comment on a proposed administrative rule for its Lien Reduction Review process for properties subject to potential enforcement action under the City's Property Maintenance code. A public hearing will be hosted on December 27, 2021.

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Interim Rule Update for Private Right-of-Ways

Learn more about interim changes to the Administrative Rule for Private Rights-of-Ways (Streets, Alleys, Shared Courts, Common Greens and Pedestrian Connections).

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Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.05 Systems Development Charges for Sewer and Stormwater

Environmental Services is making changes to ENB-4.05 regarding systems development charges for sewer and stormwater. Proposed changes align with citywide initiatives and define new business types for better clarity. The public comment period is now closed.

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Proposed Revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.29

Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.29 for Refunds of Development Review, Sewer Connection, and Lateral Repair Permit Fees and Charges. The public comment period is now closed.

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Notice of Proposed Permanent Administrative Rule for Intake and Fees for Land Use Processes and Other Planning Services

The proposed rule establishes criteria by which the Director of the Bureau of Development Services will charge, refund or waive fees associated with Land Use Services applications and other Planning Services applications and establish guidelines for intake of applications for land use processes.

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Notice of Proposed Permanent Administrative Rule for Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) Permit Compliance

The proposed rule establishes procedures for self-certification and inspections demonstrating compliance with Type A ASTR requirements. The proposed rule would make the existing interim rule a permanent rule, with no changes.

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Updated Policies on Permit Extensions, Abandonment and Expiration, and Reactivation Requests and New Online Requests

The program guide for policies on when permits may be extended, when they are abandoned or expire, and when they may be reactivated after expiration has been updated.

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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Administrative Rule – Chapter 24.55 – Demolitions

The proposed rule makes permanent improvements to the residential demolition inspection process by adding a new inspection to improve compliance, reorganizing the previous rule for clarity, and adding appendices for easier reference.

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Notice of Public Hearing: New Administrative Rule: Title 29 – Property Maintenance

The Administrative Rule provides guidance on implementing Title 29 of the Portland City Code (PCC), which governs property maintenance regulations related to minimum property maintenance standards within the City of Portland.

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Expiration Date Extension Project and Central City 2035 Plan Re-Adoption

The Portland City Council recently adopted two projects that will have impacts on expiration dates and development in the Central City Plan District. Both projects will go into effect on August 10, 2020.

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Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) Update

Services for the week of June 8, 2020.

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Development Services Fee Change Update

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Development Services had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, we have decided not to pursue fee changes at this time. The changes will be delayed until further notice.

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Building Code Appeals

We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.

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Residential Inspections Procedures: COVID-19 Response

Residential Inspections is putting new business practices in place during the COVID-19 health emergency to protect the health of our inspection staff and customers.

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Updated Pedestrian District Boundaries and Classifications Take Effect March 6, 2020

The new pedestrian classifications include changes to Pedestrian District boundaries to align with all designated “Centers” and major Transit Station Areas, as defined by Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

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