ORS 537.356¹
Request for reservation of unappropriated water for future economic development
  • priority date of reservation

(1) Any local government, local watershed council or state agency or any other individual cooperating jointly with a local government, local watershed council or state agency may request the Water Resources Commission to reserve unappropriated water for multipurpose storage for future economic development.

(2) A request under subsection (1) of this section shall be in writing on a form provided by the Water Resources Department. Before deciding whether to approve the request and initiate a rulemaking process, the commission shall request comments from any local government or watershed council within the geographic area or basin affected by the request. The comment period shall be closed not later than 120 days after the request is submitted.

(3) The priority date for any reservation established under this section shall be the date on which the commission takes action to initiate the rulemaking process. [1987 c.859 §13; 1997 c.445 §1]

Law Review Cita­tions

36 EL 1125 (2006)

Law Review Cita­tions

21 EL 1 (1991); 28 WLR 285 (1992); 36 EL 1125, 1237 (2006); 47 WLR 467 (2011)

Chapter 537

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.620 and needed only to comply with require­ments of this chapter. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Reserva­tion to state of “all coal and other minerals” in deed of land by state as reserva­tion of geothermal resources, (1980) Vol 41, p 298

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 387 (1981); 16 EL 583, 592 (1986); 28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 537—Appropriation of Water Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors537.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano537.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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