ORS 541.325¹
Definitions for ORS 541.327 to 541.333

As used in ORS 541.327 (Failure or refusal of district to act) to 541.333 (Application for change of place of use, point of diversion or use):

(1) "District" means any district or corporation organized under ORS chapter 545, 547, 552, 553 or 554 or any corporation, cooperative, company or other association formed before 1917 for the purpose of distributing water for irrigation purposes.

(2) "Owned" or "controlled" means ownership in fee, purchase on a land sale contract, option to purchase or lease.

(3) "User" means an owner of land with an appurtenant water right that is subject to assessment by a district and that would be altered by the petition and map filed under ORS 541.329 (Petition for approval of district map). [1989 c.1000 §1; 1993 c.818 §1]

Note: 541.325 (Definitions for ORS 541.327 to 541.333) to 541.333 (Application for change of place of use, point of diversion or use) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 541 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors541.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information