2017 ORS 543.220¹
Notice of filing of application
  • waiting period

(1) If an application is made for a preliminary permit, after said application has been referred to hearing the Water Resources Commission shall give written notice of the filing of the application to:

(a) Any municipality or other person or corporation that, in the judgment of the commission, is likely to be interested in or affected by the proposed project; and

(b) The owner of any land that is:

(A) Adjacent to any portion of the stream in which the quantity of water will be decreased by the project; or

(B) Adjacent to the site of the proposed project.

(2) The commission shall also publish notice of the application once each week for at least two successive weeks and for such further time, if any, as the commission shall determine, in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the project covered by the application is located.

(3) No application for the appropriation or use of water for the development of 1,000 theoretical horsepower or more shall be granted until at least six months after the application for a preliminary permit has been filed. [Amended by 1961 c.224 §16; 1975 c.581 §27; 1985 c.569 §23; 2011 c.52 §9]

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.