2011 ORS § 537.763¹
Water Resources Department Operating Fund

(1) There is established in the State Treasury the Water Resources Department Operating Fund to provide for the payment of the administrative expenses of the Water Resources Commission in carrying out the provisions of ORS 537.762 (Report of constructor before beginning work on well).

(2) The Water Resources Department Operating Fund shall consist of:

(a) Fees received pursuant to ORS 537.762 (Report of constructor before beginning work on well).

(b) All moneys received on behalf of the fund by gift, grant or appropriation, from whatever source.

(3) The Water Resources Department Operating Fund shall be separate and distinct from the General Fund. All interest, if any, shall inure to the benefit of the Water Resources Department Operating Fund.

(4) In expending moneys in the Water Resources Department Operating Fund received from fees pursuant to ORS 537.762 (Report of constructor before beginning work on well), the biennial limitations on expenditures of the Water Resources Department shall be:

(a) No more than five percent for well inspection administrative support;

(b) No more than 20 percent for well inspection technical and information services; and

(c) No less than 75 percent for well inspection field investigation and enforcement. [1989 c.129 §4; 2003 c.594 §4]

Note: 537.763 (Water Resources Department Operating Fund) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 537 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.