2017 ORS 541.683¹
Demonstration of public benefits of project

(1) A project that receives a loan or grant from the Water Supply Development Account must:

(a) Demonstrate social or cultural benefits and economic benefits sufficient to qualify the project under the scoring and ranking system described in ORS 541.669 (Scoring and ranking of projects); and

(b) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 541.681 (Conditions of grants for developing certain types of above-ground storage facilities), demonstrate environmental benefits:

(A) By dedicating 25 percent of conserved water or newly developed water to in-stream use; or

(B) By demonstrating environmental benefits that are sufficient to qualify the project under the scoring and ranking system described in ORS 541.669 (Scoring and ranking of projects).

(2) The description of public benefit requirements in subsection (1) of this section does not exempt any project from meeting the minimum criteria designed by the Water Resources Commission under ORS 541.677 (Target outcomes for scoring and ranking criteria).

(3) To establish that a project complies with subsection (1)(b) of this section, the loan or grant recipient may include water dedicated to in-stream use as a result of the conditions of federal, state or local permits for the project. [2013 c.784 §11]

Note: See note under 541.651 (Definitions for ORS 541.651 to 541.696).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage; Water Development Projects; Watershed Management and Enhancement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors541.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 541, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano541.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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