Annual fee based on horsepower
- • exemptions
- • disbursement
Every claimant other than a licensee under ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality) shall on or before January 1 of each year pay to the state in advance an annual fee based upon the theoretical water horsepower claimed under each separate claim to water, graduated as follows: Thirty cents for each theoretical water horsepower or fraction thereof up to and including 50 and 28 cents for each theoretical water horsepower or fraction thereof in excess of 50. However, upon filing the statement provided in ORS 543.720 (Payment of annual fee), the United States or the state, claiming the right to the use of water to any extent for the generation of power, or any other claimant to the right to use water for the generation of 10 theoretical water horsepower or less, shall be exempted from the payment of all fees provided for in this section. Four cents of each 28 cents collected as an annual fee under this section shall be deposited to the Water Resources Department Hydroelectric Fund and disbursed to the Department of Environmental Quality. [Amended by 1957 c.333 §2; 1965 c.185 §1; 1973 c.163 §5; 1997 c.449 §38; 1999 c.873 §24; 2001 c.104 §229]
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