ORS 543.010¹
Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610

As used in ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality):

(1) “Actual original cost” includes the sum paid to the state at the time the application was made for a preliminary permit; the sum paid or secured to be paid to the state by the applicant for license at the time such application was made; such sums as may be paid to the United States or any department thereof; and such sums as shall have been reasonably and prudently expended in preliminary investigations, explorations and organization expenses, as determined by the Water Resources Commission.

(2) “Project” means a complete unit, improvement or development. It includes, among other things, power houses, water wheels, conduits or pipes, dams and appurtenant works and structures, storage, diverting or forebay reservoirs connected therewith, and primary lines transmitting power to the point of junction with a distributing system, or with any interconnected primary system, miscellaneous works and structures used in connection with the unit or any part thereof, rights of way, lands, flowage rights and all other properties, rights and structures necessary or appropriate in the use, operation and maintenance of any such unit. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §139; 1995 c.229 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of these sec­tions and needed only to comply with require­ments of ORS chapter 537. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Chapter 543

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 543—Hydroelectric Projects, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors543.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 543, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano543.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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