(1) Each state agency that issues a permit or other governmental authorization necessary for the construction or siting of a transportation project undertaken by the Department of Transportation shall:
(a) Upon request from the department, provide a list of applicable standards and criteria for the permit or other governmental authorization;
(b) Upon request from the department, provide technical assistance concerning how to complete the permitting or other governmental authorization process in the most cost-effective and timely manner consistent with legal requirements administered by the agency; and
(c) Within the authority and discretion otherwise afforded the agency by law, expedite review of, and the final decision on, the permit or other governmental authorization.
(2) When a local land use decision concerning a transportation project undertaken by the department involves the application of statutes or rules that are administered by a state agency, upon request from the department the state agency shall provide technical assistance to the department concerning the application of the statute or rule to the transportation project. If a state agency provides technical assistance to the department under this subsection, upon request from the department the state agency shall participate in the local land use decision in order to place the substance of its assistance to the department on the record of the local proceeding. If the local land use decision is appealed, the department may request that the state agency participate in the appeal.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) “State agency” or “agency” means:
(A) The Department of Environmental Quality;
(B) The Department of Land Conservation and Development;
(C) The Department of State Lands;
(D) The State Department of Agriculture;
(E) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife;
(F) The State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries;
(G) The State Forestry Department; and
(H) The State Parks and Recreation Department.
(b) “Transportation project” has the meaning given that term in ORS 367.010. [2003 c.340 §1]
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