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Portland, Oregon

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Proposed Public Utility Relocation Process Administrative Rule

This Administrative Rule is pursuant to the existing Code Authority (PCC 17.56.060) granted to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation to require the relocation of utility infrastructure in the Right of Way. 

The purpose of this rule is to clarify the process of Public Improvement plan distribution to the utility entities allowed to provide services within the City of Portland and sets the expectations of impacted utilities for response to and coordination with the City during project design.  Additionally, this administrative rule clarifies the relocation notification process, sets timelines for responses by the impacted utilities, and outlines when conflicts must be mitigated by the utility.

This proposed administrative rule will be placed within the Title 17 Public Improvements Administrative Rules section. A specific location is yet to be determined. 

The comment period for this proposed administrative rule is open until July 24, 2020. Please submit any comments to

Relocation Process for Public Utilities

New proposed administrative rule detailing the relocation process for public utilities