ORS 543.250
Permit; duration; transfer; cancellation; priority; terms and conditions; denial

A preliminary permit may be issued for a period not exceeding a total of three years. It shall not be transferable except upon written approval of the Water Resources Commission, and may be canceled by order of the commission at any time upon proof to the commission’s satisfaction, after hearing, that the holder is not in good faith complying with the provisions of the permit. The holder of a preliminary permit which has not been canceled shall have priority of right to make application for a license covering the project for which the preliminary permit was issued, within the term of the permit or any lawful extension thereof. Except as otherwise specified in ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality), the commission may fix the terms and conditions of any preliminary permit issued thereunder, and each preliminary permit issued shall set forth all the terms and conditions. The commission may decline to grant any application for a preliminary permit. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §149; 1993 c.63 §1]
§§ 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)

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Law Review Citations

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

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