2015 ORS 536.320¹
Limitation of powers of commission

The Water Resources Commission shall not have power:

(1) To interfere with, supervise or control the internal affairs of any state agency or public corporation;

(2) To modify, set aside or alter any existing right to use water or the priority of such use established under existing laws; or

(3) To modify or amend any standard or policy as prescribed in ORS 536.310 (Purposes and policies to be considered in formulating state water resources program) nor to adopt any rule or regulation in conflict therewith. [1955 c.707 §10(4)]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Right to use wa­ter for human and livestock consump­tion although such use results in reducing stream flow below min­i­mum standards, (1973) Vol 36, p 420

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of the State Water Resources Board to reclassify the wa­ters of the Middle Snake Basin, (1972) Vol 36, p 250; authority of Water Policy Review Board to formulate integrated, coordinated program for wa­ter of Upper Klamath River Basin, (1979) Vol 39, p 748; Effect of min­i­mum perennial stream flow require­ments, (1982) Vol 42, p 312

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 333 (1974); 11 EL 390 (1981)

Chapter 536

Law Review Cita­tions

28 WLR 285 (1992)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 536—Water Resources Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors536.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 536, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano536.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.