ORS 522.425¹
Provisions in rule or order requiring unit operation

Any rule or order of the governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries providing for the unit operation of a geothermal resource area may include provisions for:

(1) Division of a reservoir into zones;

(2) Establishment of spacing units, including a description of their location, size and shape;

(3) The integration of separately owned tracts or interests within a spacing unit, the development and operation of the spacing unit and the sharing of production;

(4) The protection of existing and future beneficial uses of water;

(5) Maintenance of the renewability of geothermal resources and any other natural resources; and

(6) Any additional provisions the board considers necessary for carrying out the provisions of this chapter or for protection of the public health, safety and welfare. [1981 c.588 §10]

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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