ORS 536.026¹
Powers of Water Resources Commission

(1) The Water Resources Commission, its members or a person designated by and acting for the commission may:

(a) Conduct public hearings.

(b) Issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records and documents relating to matters before the commission.

(c) Administer oaths.

(d) Take or cause to be taken depositions and receive such pertinent and relevant proof as may be considered necessary or proper to carry out duties of the commission and Water Resources Department under ORS 196.600 (Definitions for ORS 196.600 to 196.655) to 196.905 (Applicability), 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.

(2) Subpoenas authorized by this section may be served by any person authorized by the person issuing the subpoena. Witnesses who are subpoenaed shall receive the fees and mileage provided in ORS 44.415 (Fees and mileage of witnesses) (2). [Formerly 536.029]

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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