Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-310-0150
Proposed Final Order


(1)

In developing the proposed final order, the Department shall consider all comments received under OAR 690-310-0090 (Public Notice and Comments)(4), but the proposed final order need not separately address each comment received.

(2)

The proposed final order shall cite findings of fact and conclusions of law and shall include but need not be limited to:

(a)

Confirmation or modification of the preliminary determinations made in the initial review;

(b)

A brief statement that explains the criteria considered relevant to the decision, including the applicable basin program and the compatibility of the proposed use with applicable land use plans;

(c)

An assessment of water availability;

(d)

The amount of water necessary for the proposed use;

(e)

An assessment of whether the proposed use would result in injury to existing water rights;

(f)

If the application is for the use of surface water, an assessment of whether the proposed use would impair or be detrimental to the public interest as provided in ORS 537.170 (Contested case hearing on application);

(g)

If the application is for the use of ground water, an assessment of whether the proposed use would ensure the preservation of the public welfare, safety and health as described in ORS 537.525 (Policy);

(h)

Whether the rebuttable presumption set forth in OAR 690-310-0110 (Public Interest Presumption; Surface Water) or 690-310-0130 (Public Interest Presumption; Groundwater) has been established;

(i)

If the public interest presumption is established, the Department’s determination as to whether the presumption is overcome.

(j)

An assessment of the measures, if any, proposed by the applicant to prevent waste, measure the amount of water diverted, prevent damage to aquatic life and riparian habitat, prevent discharge of contaminated water to a surface stream and to prevent damage to public uses of any affected surface waters;

(k)

A draft permit, including any proposed conditions, or a recommendation to deny the application;

(l)

The date by which protests to the proposed final order and requests for standing must be received by the Department; and

(m)

The date by which the applicant must request a contested case hearing under OAR 690-310-0170 (Determination of Director to Refer Application for Contested Case Hearing, Final Order of Director).

(3)

The Department shall send copies of the proposed final order to the applicant by regular mail, or with the consent of the recipient, by electronic means. The Department shall send copies of the proposed final order by regular mail to persons other than the applicant who have requested copies and paid the fee required under ORS 536.050 (Fees). Within seven days after issuing the proposed final order, the Department also shall publish notice of the proposed final order by publication in the weekly notice published by the Department. In addition to the information required to be published for an application under OAR 690-310-0090 (Public Notice and Comments), the notice of the proposed final order also shall include a brief explanation of the requirement to raise all issues under OAR 690-310-0160 (Protests and Standing to Participate in Further Proceedings)(4).
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