2017 ORS 274.870¹
Definitions for ORS 274.870 to 274.879

As used in ORS 274.870 (Definitions for ORS 274.870 to 274.879) to 274.879 (Financial assurance):

(1) “Commercial operation” means a project undertaken to generate ocean renewable energy for a purposes other than research, demonstration or personal use and that has financial profit as a goal.

(2) “Ocean renewable energy” means electricity that is generated through:

(a) The conversion of energy contained in the natural properties of the ocean, including but not limited to energy contained in waves and swells, the tides and currents, ocean temperature and salinity gradients; and

(b) Ocean offshore wind power.

(3) “Ocean renewable energy facility” means any energy conversion technology or device that is used as a necessary component of a research project, demonstration project or commercial operation to generate ocean renewable energy, including but not limited to all buoys, anchors, energy collectors, cables, control and transmission lines, and other equipment necessary or useful to the project or operation.

(4) “Person” means a person as defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions), a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), the federal government, when operating in any capacity other than navigational servitude, or any other legal entity.

(5) “Territorial sea” has the meaning given that term in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515).

(6) “Territorial Sea Plan” has the meaning given that term in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515). [2015 c.386 §1]

Note: 274.870 (Definitions for ORS 274.870 to 274.879) to 274.879 (Financial assurance) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 274 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 340 (1974)

Chapter 274

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate mining activities and recovery of oil and geothermal activities, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; Division of State Lands’ authority to require lease or fill or removal permit for private company dredging submerged offshore lands to harvest clams, (1979) Vol 40, p 35; State Land Board’s authority to delegate duties to Port of Portland, (1979) Vol 40, p 111

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 346, 348 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 274—Submersible and Submerged Lands, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors274.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 274, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano274.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.