ORS 536.025¹
Duty of commission
  • delegation to Water Resources Director
  • exception

(1) It is the function of the Water Resources Commission to establish the policies for the operation of the Water Resources Department in a manner consistent with the policies and purposes of ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.905 (Applicability), 537.525 (Policy), 541.010 (Furnishing of water for certain purposes declared to be a public use) to 541.320 (Decrees adjudicating rights), 541.430 (Use of machinery by riparian owner to raise water) to 541.545 (Compliance with orders of commission), 541.700 (Definitions for ORS 541.700 to 541.855) to 541.990 (Penalties) and ORS chapters 536 to 540, 542 and 543. In addition, the commission shall perform any other duty vested in it by law.

(2) Except for the commission’s power to adopt rules, the commission may delegate to the Water Resources Director the exercise or discharge in the commission’s name of any power, duty or function of whatever character, vested in or imposed by law upon the commission. The official act of the director acting in the commission’s name and by the commission’s authority shall be considered to be an official act of the commission.

(3) The commission may delegate to the director the authority to conduct a public hearing relating to the adoption or amendment of a basin program as provided in ORS 536.300 (Formulation of state water resources program). However, the commission may not delegate to the director the authority to adopt or amend a basin program. [1985 c.673 §4]

Chapter 536

Law Review Cita­tions

28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 536—Water Resources Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors536.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 536, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­536ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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