Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-310-0220
Final Determination of Whether Proposed Use of Surface Water Would Impair or Be Detrimental to Public Interest or Whether Proposed Use of Ground Water Would Preserve the Public Welfare, Safety and Health


(1)

If the presumption of public interest under OAR 690-310-0110 (Public Interest Presumption; Surface Water) or 690-310-0130 (Public Interest Presumption; Groundwater) is overcome, then before issuing a final order, the Director or the Commission, if applicable, shall make the final determination of whether the proposed use or the proposed use as modified in the proposed final order would impair or be detrimental to the public interest by considering the factors set forth in ORS 537.170 (Contested case hearing on application)(8) or, if the application is for the use of ground water, whether the proposed use or the proposed use as modified in the proposed final order would preserve the public welfare, safety and health as described in ORS 537.525 (Policy) by considering the factors set forth in ORS 537.

(2)

In developing the final order, the Director shall consider all comments and protests received and all findings of the Department, but the final order need not separately address each comment and protest received.

(3)

Upon issuing a final order, the Director shall notify the applicant and each person who submitted written comments or protests or otherwise requested notice of the final order and send a copy of the final order to any person who requested a copy and paid the fee required under ORS 536.050 (Fees). Within seven days after issuing the final order, the Department also shall publish notice of the final order by publication in the weekly notice published by the Department.
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