BCTT Subcommittee - A.3. Legal Issues and B.1. Land Use Review

BCTT Subcommittee - A.3. Legal Issues and B.1. Land Use Review

 

Charge A: Common Understandings Tasks

  1. A Summary of the County’s current rights and obligations to Republic Services, and vice versa, surrounding:
    1. The hauling franchise;
    2. The landfill CUP; and
    3. What legally can and cannot be conditions of any land use approvals (e.g. past compliance, compliance with future laws, codes, and policies, DEQ compliance, reopening, limitations on what can be brought into the County from where, required facilities and practices, reporting/compliance/financial monitoring requirements, etc.)
    4. Interpretation and Deference
  2. A Summary of the rights and obligations of other entities surrounding landfills, hauling, and sustainability initiatives, etc.:
    1. Federal;
    2. Tribal;
    3. State (e.g. Is DEQ prohibited from permitting another landfill west of the Cascades and what does the “regional landfill” designation mean?);
    4. Local Government; and
    5. Summary of the step-by-step process in ORS chapter 459 and associated timing for the cross-jurisdictional approvals of landfill applications, (e.g. DEQ) including:
      1. What topics are within whose authority, and
      2. Whether, for example, the County can or should consider the topics it does not have permitting authority over when assessing the criteria outlined in Code section 53.215?

 

Charge B: Land Use Review Tasks

  1. Create a common understanding document outlining which Development Code criteria are applicable to the review of a conditional use application for landfill expansion by reviewing:
    1. 53.215 (Criteria)
    2. 77.305 (Conditional Uses)
    3. 77.310 (Review)
    4. 77.405 (DEQ)
  2. Review Chapters 50 and 51 for context, and then prepare a conceptual list of any other Development Code criteria the WORKGROUP recommends be applicable.
  3. Developing recommended guidelines for interpreting any ambiguous provisions recognizing current statutes, regulations, case law, and County precedent, etc. In doing so, refer to Comprehensive Plan for policy guidance regarding interpretation of any ambiguous Development Code provisions (see, BCC 50.015,) and Review the Planning Commission comments made during its last review of Republic Services’ CUP application for context. Examples for consideration include:
    1. The phrase, “Other information as required by the Planning Official” 77.310(e)
    2. The terms found in Section 53.215, e.g.
    3. “seriously interfere”
    4. “character of the area”
    5. “purpose of the zone”
    6. “undue burden”
    7. “any additional criteria which may be required for the specific use by this code.
    8. Other: ____________
  4. Develop protocols for the timely and broad distribution of CUP-related information to the public, other governmental entities, and internal committees, groups, and divisions.

 

Subcommittee Members:

  • Liz Irish
  • Vance Croney
  • Jeff Condit
  • Greg Verret
  • Virginia (Ginny) Lucker

 

Relevant Documents:

Working Documents:

Supporting Documents:

 

Meetings:

  • Meeting #1: Oct 25, 2022 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #2: Nov 8, 2022 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #3: Nov 15, 2022 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Joint Subcommittee Meeting - A.2. Past Land Use Applications Conditions & A.3. Legal Issues and B.1. Land Use Review
    • Nov. 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Recording ( Passcode: D.2Z?HMF )
  • Meeting #4: Nov 29, 2022 03:00 – 04:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #5: December 6, 2022 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #6: December 13, 2022 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #7: January 3, 2023 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #8: January 10, 2023 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #9: January 17, 2023 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Meeting #10: January 24, 2023 03:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific Time