UPCOMING: ODA Public Hearing on State Plan- Sept 28

Proposed Rules

We wanted to make sure you saw the below notice from ODA regarding the current rulemaking. Rules are now open for public comment!

The written comment period remains open until 5pm on October 22.

The public hearing is scheduled for September 28 at 11am.


Public Hearing

  1. Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00 am (virtual)

  2. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/980062285

  3. You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1-866-899-4679 United States: +1 (571)-317-3116 Access Code: 980-062-285


Written Comments


Please send written comments to the rules coordinator by postal mail or email no later than 5:00 pm on October 22, 2021:

  1. Oregon Department of Agriculture Attn: Alex Thomas 635 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301

  2. athomas@oda.state.or.us

HB 3000, gives ODA the necessary authority to meet the 2018 Farm Bill and USDA Final Rule requirements.

As such,  ODA is updating its rules in order to submit a state plan for review to the USDA. 

Some changes being made include:

  1. criminal background check requirements,

  2. changes to pre-harvest sampling requirements,

  3. establishing a May 31 application deadline for growers, and

  4. updates to enforcement.

These ODA proposed rules are now available for public comment!

The written comment period remains open until 5pm on October 22.  The public hearing is scheduled for September 28 at 11am. 

Public Hearing

  1. Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00 am (virtual)

  2. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/980062285

  3. You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1-866-899-4679 United States: +1 (571)-317-3116 Access Code: 980-062-285

Written Comments

Please send written comments to the rules coordinator by postal mail or email no later than 5:00 pm on October 22, 2021:

  1. Oregon Department of Agriculture Attn: Alex Thomas 635 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301

  2. athomas@oda.state.or.us


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