Distribution and Storage of Water

ORS 540.452
Removal plan approval


(1)

An owner seeking to remove a dam that has a significant hazard rating or high hazard rating must notify the Water Resources Department. The owner shall provide the department with a removal plan sufficiently in advance of the removal to allow the department reasonable time for evaluating the plan. The department may evaluate the removal plan to ensure that the plan includes appropriate safety precautions to protect life, property and public infrastructure from temporary inundation in the area below the dam during dam removal. The department may require modification of the removal plan or require that the work performed under the plan be supervised by an engineer to the extent the department concludes is necessary to protect life, property or public infrastructure from temporary inundation during dam removal. If the department requires modification of a dam removal plan or requires that the work be supervised by an engineer, the department shall provide the owner with an opportunity to meet with the department.

(2)

A person may not perform removal work on a dam that has a significant hazard rating or high hazard rating except as provided in subsection (1) of this section. [2019 c.390 §5]
Note: 540.452 (Removal plan approval) becomes operative July 1, 2020. See section 28, chapter 390, Oregon Laws 2019.
Chapter 540

Law Review Citations

11 EL 390 (1981)


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