ORS 522.065¹
Circulation of application to state agencies
  • suggested conditions to permit
  • time limit for permit action

(1) Upon receipt of an application to drill prospect wells, the State Geologist shall circulate copies of the application to the Water Resources Director, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, the Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development, and the Director of the Department of State Lands.

(2) Any public agency desiring to suggest conditions under which a permit should be granted shall provide such information to the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries within 15 days of receipt of the copy of the application.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 522.075 (Bond or security), within 30 days of receipt of an application to drill prospect wells, the State Geologist shall grant a permit to drill, subject to such conditions as the State Geologist may impose. Included among the conditions shall be provision for the proper and safe abandonment of each prospect well. [1975 c.552 §4b]

Chapter 522

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate recovery of geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; require­ments for exploring for or produc­tion of geothermal or oil or gas resources, (1974) Vol 37, p 68

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 522—Geothermal Resources, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors522.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 522, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­522ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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