ORS 537.292¹
Conditions to be imposed on certificate of municipal corporation or district

(1) Whenever the Water Resources Commission issues a certificate under ORS 537.250 (Water right certificate) granting a municipal corporation or district as defined in ORS 543.655 (Definitions for ORS 543.650 to 543.685) the right to appropriate water for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power, the commission shall impose the following conditions on the certificate, in addition to any other term, limitation or condition imposed under ORS 537.250 (Water right certificate):

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

(b) That the holder of the water right certificate 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 is generating the 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 Water Resources Commission to determine whether or not the owner of the certificate remains qualified as a municipal applicant.

(2) If the commission determines that an owner of a certificate no longer qualifies as a municipal applicant, the commission shall notify the owner of the certificate and any nonmunicipal entity developing or operating the project jointly with the owner that the parties have 90 days to amend their joint agreement in a manner that allows the parties to continue to qualify as a municipal corporation or district. [1985 c.392 §6; 1985 c.673 §187]

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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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