OAR 690-028-0080
Responsibilities to Circuit Court


The Director shall prepare findings of fact and an order of determination of all of the claims within the general stream basin. The original documentation and certified copies of the observations, measurements, and maps shall be submitted to the Circuit Court with the findings of fact and order of determination.


The Director shall send a notice of the Court hearing date to all parties as provided in ORS 539.130 (Findings of fact and determination of director).


The Director shall participate in the hearings on the findings and in hearings on exceptions to the findings, if any. If the findings are remanded to the Department, the Director shall collect such additional documentation as is necessary to establish the facts or to resolve conflicts. The Director may amend the findings and shall submit the amended findings and order of determination back to the Court for reconsideration.


After the court has affirmed or modified the findings of fact and order of determination of the Director and the Director has received a certified copy of the decree, the watermasters shall enforce the rights as evidenced in the decree.


The Director shall allow a six-month period to pass to allow for appeal of the Court’s decision. When all appeals have been resolved the Director shall issue a certificate to each water right holder as provided in the decree or as modified in the appeals process.

Source: Rule 690-028-0080 — Responsibilities to Circuit Court, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-028-0080.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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