2017 ORS 540.612¹
Exemption from forfeiture

If a district, as defined in ORS 540.505 (Definitions), petitions for a transfer as provided in ORS 540.574 (Petition for approval of transfer) no later than the end of the calendar year of the fifth year of nonuse under ORS 540.610 (Use as measure of water right) (1), the forfeiture provisions of ORS 540.610 (Use as measure of water right) shall not apply to the lands from which the water right is sought to be transferred pending approval of the district’s petition. The time required for the processing of the petition, including any time required for hearings, appeals and completion of an authorized change, shall not be included when computing a five-year period of nonuse under the provisions of ORS 540.610 (Use as measure of water right) (1). [1991 c.957 §11]

Chapter 540

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 390 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 540—Distribution of Water; Watermasters; Change in Use; Transfer or Forfeiture of Water Rights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors540.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 540, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano540.­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.