Columbia River Gorge NSA

Rulemaking

The Gorge Commission files notices of proposed rulemaking with the Oregon Secretary of State and the Washington Code Reviser.  These notices explain the proposed rules and give the date, time, and place for the Commission’s rulemaking hearing.  The Commission welcomes questions and comments on its proposed rules.  You can email the Commission using the email link at the bottom of the page.

Currently Proposed Rules

The Gorge Commission is adopting a new land use ordinance that incorporates the 2020 revisions to the Management Plan. At this time, the new ordinance will apply only in Klickitat County but could be applied in any county that does not adopt the 2020 revisions to the Management Plan into its land use ordinance. The Gorge Commission expects to hold its rule adoption hearing on December 14, 2021. Below are staff reports, drafts, comments, and rulemaking notices related to adoption of this new land use ordinance.

Some of the numbering in the draft rule published in Oregon differs from the draft rule published in Washington. There are no substantive differences. The Gorge Commission staff will recommend the Commission adopt the Oregon numbering for the final rule.

Oregon Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Draft Rule

Washington State Register Notice for December 14, 2021, Hearing

Draft Rule to WSR Notice for December 14, 2021, Hearing

Staff Report - Approve Rulemaking for New Gorge Commission Land Use Ordinance - September 14, 2021

Draft Klickitat County Land Use Ordinance - September 14, 2021