ORS 543.220
Notice of filing of application; waiting period


If an application is made for a preliminary permit, after said application has been referred to hearing the Water Resources Commission shall give written notice of the filing of the application to:


Any municipality or other person or corporation that, in the judgment of the commission, is likely to be interested in or affected by the proposed project; and


The owner of any land that is:


Adjacent to any portion of the stream in which the quantity of water will be decreased by the project; or


Adjacent to the site of the proposed project.


The commission shall also publish notice of the application once each week for at least two successive weeks and for such further time, if any, as the commission shall determine, in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the project covered by the application is located.


No application for the appropriation or use of water for the development of 1,000 theoretical horsepower or more shall be granted until at least six months after the application for a preliminary permit has been filed. [Amended by 1961 c.224 §16; 1975 c.581 §27; 1985 c.569 §23; 2011 c.52 §9]
§§ 543.010 to 543.620

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for water appropriation permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing provisions of these sections and needed only to comply with requirements of ORS chapter 537. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Citations

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Chapter 543

Law Review Citations

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

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