ORS 543.014¹
Exemption for wave energy project
  • conditions

A wave energy project is exempt from regulation under this chapter, except as provided in ORS 543.050 (Powers of Water Resources Commission as to permits, licenses, investigations, reports, forms and examination of records) (3), 543.055 (Hearings and witnesses) and 543.060 (Investigations) if:

(1) The project generates electricity from wave energy;

(2) The project is located within Oregon’s Territorial Sea, as defined in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515);

(3) The nominal electric generating capacity, as defined in ORS 469.300 (Definitions), of the project does not exceed five megawatts; and

(4) A license under the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a et seq., is not required to either construct or operate the project. [2007 c.212 §2]

Note: 543.014 (Exemption for wave energy project) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 543 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of these sec­tions and needed only to comply with require­ments of ORS chapter 537. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Chapter 543

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 543—Hydroelectric Projects, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors543.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 543, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­543ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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