2013 ORS § 537.465¹
Application for allocation of conserved water
  • submission
  • required contents

(1) Any person or group of persons holding a water use subject to transfer as defined in ORS 540.505 (Definitions) may submit an application to the Water Resources Commission for approval of an allocation of conserved water for a measure that:

(a) The person or group of persons intends to implement; or

(b) Was implemented by the person or group of persons within five years prior to the submission of the application.

(2) An application submitted under subsection (1)(a) of this section shall include:

(a) A description of the proposed measures;

(b) A description of the existing diversion facilities and an estimate of the amount of water that can be diverted at the facilities;

(c) The amount of water that will be needed to supply existing rights after implementation of the conservation measures;

(d) The amount of conserved water expected from implementation of the conservation measures;

(e) The proposed allocation and use of the conserved water if different from the allocation specified in ORS 537.470 (Allocation of conserved water by commission);

(f) The intended use of any water allocated to the applicant;

(g) The applicants choice of priority date for the conserved water; and

(h) Any other information the commission considers necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposal.

(3) An application under subsection (1)(b) of this section shall include:

(a) A description of the measure as implemented and the date on which the measure was implemented;

(b) A description of the diversion facilities before the conservation measure was implemented and the amount of water that was diverted at the facilities before the conservation measure was implemented;

(c) The amount of water needed to supply existing rights after implementation of the conservation measure;

(d) The amount of water conserved by implementing the conservation measure;

(e) The proposed allocation and use of the conserved water if different from the allocation specified in ORS 537.470 (Allocation of conserved water by commission);

(f) The intended use of any water allocated to the applicant;

(g) The applicants choice of priority date for the conserved water;

(h) Evidence that the measure was implemented within five years prior to the date of filing the application; and

(i) Any other information the commission considers necessary to evaluate the application.

(4) If a person proposes conservation measures within the boundaries of an irrigation district organized under ORS chapter 545 or a water control district organized under ORS chapter 553, at the time the person submits the application, the person also must submit evidence that the district has approved the conservation application. [1987 c.264 §3; 1993 c.641 §3; 1995 c.274 §10; 2003 c.93 §3]

Note: See note under 537.455 (Definitions for ORS 537.455 to 537.500 and 540.510).