2017 ORS 541.696¹
Standards for security of loans from account
  • rules

(1) The Water Resources Commission shall adopt rules establishing standards for borrowers obtaining loans issued from the Water Supply Development Account. The commission shall design the standards to ensure that all loans have a high probability of repayment and that all loans are adequately secured in the event of a default. The commission shall solicit comments from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the State Treasurer when designing the standards. The standards may include, but need not be limited to, standards that give preference to entities with ad valorem taxing authority.

(2) If the Water Resources Department approves a loan from the account for the implementation of a water development project, the department may require that the applicant enter into a loan contract, secured by a first lien or by other good and sufficient collateral. [2013 c.784 §15]

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

Note: Section 10, chapter 906, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

Sec. 10. (1) The Water Resources Department Water Supply Fund is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on moneys deposited in the Water Resources Department Water Supply Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the Water Resources Department.

(2) The Water Resources Department Water Supply Fund consists of:

(a) Net proceeds of lottery bonds issued pursuant to sections 8 and 9, chapter 906, Oregon Laws 2009, deposited into the Water Resources Department Water Supply Fund for the following purposes:

(A) $2,500,000 for the purposes of issuing grants to develop Umatilla Basin critical ground water storage projects described in section 17, chapter 907, Oregon Laws 2009, and to provide or pay for services in connection with those projects.

(B) $217,000 to pay for the operation of loan and grant programs under sections 18 to 27, chapter 907, Oregon Laws 2009.

(C) $283,000 for the purpose of developing an integrated state water resources strategy to implement the state water resources policy pursuant to ORS 536.220 (Policy on water resources generally) and section 45, chapter 907, Oregon Laws 2009.

(D) $500,000 for purposes of the grant program established by section 1, chapter 13, Oregon Laws 2008.

(b) Net proceeds of lottery bonds issued pursuant to section 4, chapter 624, Oregon Laws 2011, in an amount sufficient to provide $1,229,052 in net proceeds and interest earnings for the department to finance grants for feasibility studies for water conservation, reuse and storage projects.

(c) $11 million in net proceeds and interest earnings pursuant to section 13 of this 2015 Act [section 13, chapter 812, Oregon Laws 2015] to develop and implement water storage systems and delivery infrastructure, implement conservation and reuse projects or provide access to new water supplies.

(d) $750,000 in net proceeds and interest earnings pursuant to section 13 of this 2015 Act to provide grants for place-based planning.

(e) $1 million in net proceeds and interest earnings pursuant to section 13 of this 2015 Act to repair, replace or remediate water wells in the Mosier Creek area.

(f) Any other fees, revenues or income deposited in the fund by the Legislative Assembly. [2009 c.906 §10; 2011 c.624 §5; 2015 c.812 §14]

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 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.