2007 ORS 522.115¹
  • application
  • fees

(1) No person shall engage in the drilling or operating of any geothermal well without first obtaining a permit issued under the authority of the State Geologist, and without complying with the conditions of such permit.

(2) An application for a permit shall contain:

(a) The location and elevation of the floor of the proposed derrick.

(b) The number or other designation approved by the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries by which the well shall be known.

(c) The applicant’s estimate of the depths to be drilled.

(d) The nature and character of the geothermal resource sought.

(e) Such other information as the governing board of the department by rule may require.

(3) An application for a permit shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee set by the board not to exceed $250.

(4) The permittee shall provide an annual nonrefundable fee set by the board not to exceed $500 on or before the anniversary of the issuance date of each active permit.

(5) All fees collected by the department under this section shall be deposited with the State Treasurer and are continuously appropriated to the department for the administration of chapter 552, Oregon Laws 1975. [1975 c.552 §5; 1977 c.87 §2; 1991 c.526 §3]

Note: Legislative Counsel has substituted "chapter 552, Oregon Laws 1975," for the words "this Act" in sections 5 and 7, chapter 552, Oregon Laws 1975, compiled as 522.115 (Permit) and 522.135 (Permit). Specific ORS references have not been substituted pursuant to 173.160 (Powers and duties of Legislative Counsel in preparing editions for publication). These sections may be determined by referring to the 1975 Comparative Section Table located in Volume 20 of ORS.

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/­ors/­522.­html (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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.