ORS 543.270
Preference in granting permit or license; municipal use

In issuing preliminary permits, and in issuing licenses where no preliminary permit is held by an applicant for a license, preference shall be given to the application which appears to the Water Resources Commission to be best adapted to conserve and utilize the water power involved. However, any application for the use of water made by any municipal corporation of this state under any law of the state, before a preliminary permit is issued, or before a license is issued when no preliminary permit upon the proposed project has been issued, shall always have preference. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §151]
§§ 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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