ORS 543.250¹
  • duration
  • transfer
  • cancellation
  • priority
  • terms and conditions
  • denial

A preliminary permit may be issued for a period not exceeding a total of three years. It shall not be transferable except upon written approval of the Water Resources Commission, and may be canceled by order of the commission at any time upon proof to the commission’s satisfaction, after hearing, that the holder is not in good faith complying with the provisions of the permit. The holder of a preliminary permit which has not been canceled shall have priority of right to make application for a license covering the project for which the preliminary permit was issued, within the term of the permit or any lawful extension thereof. Except as otherwise specified in ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality), the commission may fix the terms and conditions of any preliminary permit issued thereunder, and each preliminary permit issued shall set forth all the terms and conditions. The commission may decline to grant any application for a preliminary permit. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §149; 1993 c.63 §1]

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).
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