ORS 541.379¹
Watershed Improvement Operating Fund
  • establishment
  • sources
  • uses

(1) The Watershed Improvement Operating Fund is established in the State Treasury separate and distinct from the General Fund. The Watershed Improvement Operating Fund shall consist of all moneys placed in the fund as provided by law. All moneys in the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund are continuously appropriated for the following purposes:

(a) Operational activities of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board;

(b) Activities of state and local agencies and other public entities related to the restoration and protection of native salmonid populations, watersheds, fish and wildlife habitats and water quality, including but not limited to activities under the Oregon Plan;

(c) Watershed improvement grants described in ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) and 541.401 (Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) that are not capital expenditures; and

(d) Watershed improvement grants described in ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) and 541.401 (Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) that are capital expenditures.

(2) Interest accruing to the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund shall be credited to the Restoration and Protection Research Fund created under ORS 541.378 (Restoration and Protection Research Fund). Funds appropriated and not expended by the completion of a biennium shall remain in the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund.

(3) The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board created under ORS 541.360 (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board) shall administer the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund.

(4) In addition to the funds made available for the purposes of ORS 541.351 (Definitions for ORS 541.351 to 541.415) to 541.415 (Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds Legal Fund) under ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund), the board also may accept gifts and grants from any public or private source for the purposes described in subsection (1) of this section. [1999 c.1026 §7b]

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 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 541, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­541ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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