2017 ORS 539.340¹
Court decree
  • effective date of agreement
  • remand

(1) An agreement negotiated under ORS 539.310 (Negotiation for water rights) to 539.330 (Notice to persons affected by agreement) shall not be effective unless and until incorporated in a final court decree, after the court has provided an opportunity for an owner of a water right certificate or permit that may be affected by the agreement or for a claimant in an adjudication that may be affected by the agreement to submit an exception to the agreement.

(2) If the court does not sustain an exception, the court shall issue a final decree incorporating the agreement as submitted without alteration.

(3) If the court sustains an exception to the agreement, the court shall remand the agreement to the Water Resources Director for further negotiation according to the provisions of ORS 539.300 (Legislative findings) to 539.350 (Procedures after remand of agreement), if desired by the parties to the agreement. [1987 c.81 §6; 1997 c.708 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 539—Rights of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Determination of Water Rights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors539.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.