2017 ORS 543.420¹
Noncompletion of construction within prescribed time
  • judicial proceedings
  • sale of property
  • disposition of proceeds
  • rights of purchaser

If construction of a project under license has been begun but has not been completed within the time prescribed in the license or in any lawful extension thereof, then the Attorney General, upon request of the Water Resources Commission, shall institute proceedings in the circuit court for the county in which some part of the project is situated, for termination of the rights of the licensee under the license, the sale of the property embraced in the project, and for such other relief as the case may demand. Any judgment or decree entered in the proceeding shall provide for distribution of the proceeds of the sale to the parties equitably entitled thereto. The purchaser at any such sale shall take the property subject to all the terms and conditions of the license under which construction was begun, except insofar as they may be modified by the commission. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §156]

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.