ORS 537.289¹
Conditions to be imposed on permit of municipal corporation or district

(1) Whenever the Water Resources Department issues a permit under ORS 537.211 (Issuance of permit if application approved) allowing a municipal corporation or district, as defined in ORS 543.655 (Definitions for ORS 543.650 to 543.685), to appropriate water for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power, the department shall impose the following conditions on the permit, in addition to any other term, limitation or condition imposed under ORS 537.211 (Issuance of permit if application approved):

(a) That the permit may not be assigned to any nonmunicipal entity so as to result in a loss of ownership of the permit by a municipal corporation or district.

(b) That the holder of the permit must remain qualified as a municipal applicant under ORS 537.285 (Municipal applicant may develop hydroelectric project jointly with private person) and 537.287 (Rules for joint project of municipal applicant and private person). If the municipal corporation or district proposes to generate hydroelectric power jointly with a nonmunicipal entity, that any proposed changes in the agreement between the municipal corporation and the nonmunicipal entity must be reviewed by the department to determine whether the permittee remains qualified as a municipal applicant.

(2) If the department determines that a permittee no longer qualifies as a municipal applicant, the department shall notify the permittee and any nonmunicipal entity developing a project with the permittee that the parties have 90 days to amend their joint relationship to continue qualifying as a municipal corporation or district. [1985 c.392 §5; 1985 c.673 §186; 1995 c.416 §33]

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Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.620 and needed only to comply with require­ments of this Chapter. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Reserva­tion to state of "all coal and other minerals" in deed of land by state as reserva­tion of geothermal resources, (1980) Vol 41, p 298

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 387 (1981); 16 EL 583, 592 (1986); 28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 537—Appropriation of Water Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­537.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­537ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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