2017 ORS 543.075¹
Definitions for ORS 543.075 to 543.092

As used in ORS 543.075 (Definitions for ORS 543.075 to 543.092) to 543.092 (Amendment of hydroelectric water right or claim):

(1) “1998 dollar” means a dollar amount that when adjusted for inflation or deflation equals the value of a dollar in 1998.

(2) “Holder” means a person authorized to operate a hydroelectric project under the authority of either a time-limited water right, a certificated water right or a pre-1909 uncertificated claim. “Holder” includes licensees, power claimants, uncertificated claimants and water right certificants.

(3) “Licensee” means a person authorized to operate a hydroelectric project through the means of a license containing a time-limited water right.

(4) “Power claimant” means a person authorized to operate a hydroelectric project through the means of a water right that does not expire.

(5) “Reauthorize” means the process by which a hydroelectric project holding a time-limited hydroelectric license acquires new authorization to continue operating for an additional fixed amount of time according to ORS chapter 543A.

(6) “Relicense” means the process by which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues a new license to allow a hydroelectric project to continue operating past the expiration date of its current license.

(7) “Team” means a Hydroelectric Application Review Team created pursuant to ORS 543A.035, 543A.075 or 543A.300.

(8) “Uncertificated claimant” means a person authorized to operate a hydroelectric project through the means of an uncertificated claim established prior to 1909.

(9) “Water right certificant” means a person authorized to operate a hydroelectric project through the means of a time-limited certificated water right. [1999 c.873 §4]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 543, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano543.­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.