Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-310-0190
Final Order for Proposed Use of Surface Water


If, after the contested case hearing or, if a hearing is not held, after the close of the period allowed to file a protest, the Director determines that the proposed use of surface water does not comply with the standards set forth in ORS 543.017 (Minimum standards for development of hydroelectric power) or rules adopted by the Water Resources Commission under ORS 543.017 (Minimum standards for development of hydroelectric power) or would otherwise impair or be detrimental to the public interest, the Director shall issue a final order rejecting the application or modifying the proposed final order to conform to the public interest. If, after the contested case hearing or, if a hearing is not held, after the close of the period allowed to file a protest, the Director determines that the proposed use of surface water would not impair or be detrimental to the public interest, the Director shall issue a final order approving the application or otherwise modifying the proposed final order. A final order may set forth any of the provisions or restrictions to be included in the permit concerning the use, control and management of the water to be appropriated for the project, including, but not limited to, a specification of reservoir operation and minimum releases to protect the public interest.
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