ORS 537.297¹
Cancellation of water right certificate when holder fails to continue to qualify as municipal applicant

(1) If the owner of a certificate to appropriate water for hydroelectric purposes under this chapter fails, after receiving notice under ORS 537.289 (Conditions to be imposed on permit of municipal corporation or district) (2), to amend the joint agreement so the owner continues to qualify as a municipal applicant, or if the holder of the certificate has assigned ownership of the certificate to an entity other than a municipal corporation or district, the Water Resources Commission shall initiate proceedings to cancel the certificate.

(2) A proceeding to cancel a certificate under subsection (1) of this section shall be conducted according to the provisions under ORS chapter 183 for a contested case hearing. [1985 c.392 §8; 1985 c.673 §189]

Chapter 537

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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