Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are adopted to carry out laws. Rules may be necessary because a law directs an agency to develop rules, to interpret the agency's governing statutes, prescribe agency procedures or articulate agency policy decisions that have been delegated by the legislature.
The Archives Division of the Secretary of State maintains the official record for rulemaking by all state agencies. Current administrative rules relating to the department can be found on the Secretary of State Web site, Administrative Rules. The Oregon Arts Commission administrative rules are found in OAR Chapter 190.
The Secretary of State publishes the notice of information for proposed rules in the Oregon Bulletin, however the Secretary of State does not publish the draft rule text. Draft rule text of rules relating to the department are made available in PDF format.
The public can send comments on proposed rules found here by U.S. mail, fax or email. If a public hearing is scheduled, individuals may provide comments orally or in writing at the hearing. Once the rules have been approved and filed with the Secretary of State, the draft rules will be removed.
Any person may comment on rules in writing. Comments can be sent to the Business Oregon Rules Coordinator by mail, fax or email. There is no required format for submitting comments, however, please include the rule number or rule topic.
Business Oregon Rules Coordinator
775 Summer St., NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280
Email: Rules Coordinator