OAR 690-053-0005

The following definitions apply to the rules in this division:


“Commission” means the Water Resources Commission.


“Department” means the Water Resources Department.


“Director” means the director of the Water Resources Department.


“Augmentation of a hydroelectric water right” means diverting more water beyond the volume provided in the applicable hydroelectric water right over a calendar year. Augmentation does not include rescheduling or redistributing water use within a calendar year or installing more efficient generation equipment that allows the use of the same amount of water to produce more power.


“Final Unified State Position” means the formal state comments described in ORS Chapter 543A.115 that are forwarded to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the Hydroelectric Application Review Team (HART) in response to an applicant’s final license application with FERC.


“Applicable hydroelectric water right” means a license issued under ORS Chapter 543 (Hydroelectric Projects), a power claim or certificate issued under Chapters 537 or 543A for the generation of hydroelectric power, a decreed right issued according to Chapter 539 or pre-1909 uncertificated claim.


“Injury to an existing water right” means a situation where the holder of a valid water right is prevented from receiving the water to which he/she is legally entitled.


“Redistribution” means varying the amount of water over the seasons of a calendar year but not exceeding the total amount allowed for the year. The total yearly amount is computed by multiplying the daily rate by 365 days.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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