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SHPO Advisory Committee to Meet March 4



The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will hold its third virtual Rule Advisory Committee meeting Friday, March. 4, to review and discuss proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rules that govern how the state issues archaeological permits. 

The meetings start at 9 a.m. and will be streamed live on YouTube for the public at The meeting agenda does not include time for public comment.

The committee will also discuss any financial or economic effects of the proposed rules on businesses, local governments, or other stakeholders.

After the committee review, the proposed rules will open for public comment. Details will be posted on the Proposed OPRD Rules webpage.

SHPO appointed members to the Rule Advisory Committee. Members comprise representatives of state and federal agencies, state universities with archaeology programs, county and city planning departments, Oregon archaeology associations, and Tribes. 

Individuals who require special accommodations to view the meeting should contact Jo Niehaus at least three days in advance of the meeting at 503-590-9210 or

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