Submersible and Submerged Lands

ORS 274.870
Definitions for ORS 274

As used in ORS 274.870 (Definitions for ORS 274) to 274.879 (Financial assurance):


“Commercial operation” means a project undertaken to generate ocean renewable energy for a purposes other than research, demonstration or personal use and that has financial profit as a goal.


“Ocean renewable energy” means electricity that is generated through:


The conversion of energy contained in the natural properties of the ocean, including but not limited to energy contained in waves and swells, the tides and currents, ocean temperature and salinity gradients; and


Ocean offshore wind power.


“Ocean renewable energy facility” means any energy conversion technology or device that is used as a necessary component of a research project, demonstration project or commercial operation to generate ocean renewable energy, including but not limited to all buoys, anchors, energy collectors, cables, control and transmission lines, and other equipment necessary or useful to the project or operation.


“Person” means a person as defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions), a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), the federal government, when operating in any capacity other than navigational servitude, or any other legal entity.


“Territorial sea” has the meaning given that term in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196).


“Territorial Sea Plan” has the meaning given that term in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196). [2015 c.386 §1]
Note: 274.870 (Definitions for ORS 274) to 274.879 (Financial assurance) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 274 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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May 30, 2023