2017 ORS 537.797¹
Criteria for certification of land surveyors, engineers and geologists to determine work completion
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The Water Resources Commission by rule shall establish criteria for the certification of registered, professional land surveyors and engineers and geologists practicing as defined in ORS 672.005 (Additional definitions) and 672.505 (Definitions for ORS 672.505 to 672.705), respectively, to conduct surveys to determine whether a permittee has completed all work necessary to perfect an appropriation of water under ORS 537.230 (Time allowed for construction of irrigation or other work), 537.630 (Time allowed for construction work under permit) and 540.530 (Order authorizing change of use, place of use or point of diversion). [1987 c.542 §1; 1989 c.171 §70; 1995 c.7 §1; 2009 c.259 §29]

Note: 537.797 (Criteria for certification of land surveyors, engineers and geologists to determine work completion), 537.798 (Water right examiner certificate) and 537.799 (Survey for issuance of water right certificate) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 537 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano537.­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.