ORS 522.205¹
Notice by prospective operator of transfer or purchase of well
  • application
  • fee
  • notice by buyer of land of transfer or purchase
  • rules

(1) Except as excluded from the provisions of this section by rule of the governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, any prospective operator of a geothermal well shall notify the department in such form as the department may direct of the purchase, assignment, transfer, conveyance or exchange of the well within 45 days of the purchase and shall accompany such notice with an application for transfer of the permit for the particular well. The application must include the transfer fee specified in ORS 522.115 (Permit).

(2) Any buyer of land on which a geothermal well is located shall notify the department of the purchase, assignment, transfer, conveyance or exchange of the land upon which such well is situated within 45 days of such purchase. [1975 c.552 §15; 2009 c.794 §18]

Chapter 522

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of Depart­ment of Environ­mental Quality to regulate recovery of geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; require­ments for exploring for or produc­tion of geothermal or oil or gas resources, (1974) Vol 37, p 68

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 522—Geothermal Resources, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors522.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 522, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano522.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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