Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-310-0160
Protests and Standing to Participate in Further Proceedings


(1)

Any person may submit a protest against a proposed final order. A protest shall be in writing and shall include:

(a)

The name, address and telephone number of the protestant;

(b)

A description of the protestant’s interest in the proposed final order and, if the protestant claims to represent the public interest, a precise statement of the public interest represented;

(c)

A detailed description of how the action proposed in the proposed final order would impair or be detrimental to the protestant’s interest;

(d)

A detailed description of how the proposed final order is in error or deficient and how to correct the alleged error or deficiency;

(e)

Any citation of legal authority supporting the protest, if known; and

(f)

For persons other than the applicant, the protest fee required under ORS 536.050 (Fees).

(2)

Any person who supports the proposed final order may request standing for purposes of participating in any contested case proceeding on the proposed final order or for judicial review of a final order.

(3)

The request for standing must be in writing, signed by the requester, and include the following:

(a)

The requester’s name, mailing address and telephone number;

(b)

If the requester is representing a group, association or other organization, the name, address and telephone number of the represented group;

(c)

A statement that the requester supports the proposed final order as issued;

(d)

A detailed statement of how the requester would be harmed if the proposed final order is modified; and

(e)

The fee established under ORS 536.050 (Fees).

(4)

Any person who has filed a timely request for standing may later file a petition for intervention in any contested case hearing subsequently held on the matter for which standing was requested, in the manner described in OAR 690-002-0105 (Requests for Intervention in Hearings Conducted Pursuant to ORS 537.170 or 537.622).

(5)

Each person submitting a protest or a request for standing shall raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit all reasonably available arguments supporting the person’s position by the close of the protest period. Failure to raise a reasonably ascertainable issue in a protest or in a hearing or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the Department an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes judicial review based on that issue.

(6)

Requests for standing and protests on the proposed final order shall be submitted within 45 days after publication of the notice of the proposed final order in the weekly notice published by the Department. Any person who asks to receive a copy of the Department’s final order shall submit to the Department the fee required under ORS 536.050 (Fees), unless the person has previously paid the fee.

(7)

Within 10 days after the close of the filing period established under section (6) of this rule, the Department shall send a copy of all protests and requests for standing received to the applicant, the protestant(s), if any, and to each person who requested standing.
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