2017 ORS 543.730¹
Failure to file statement or pay fees as evidence of abandonment of claim
  • cancellation of claim, permit and water right certificate

(1) Failure of any claimant for a period of five successive years ending after August 20, 1957, to file the written statement showing the extent of the claim as required by ORS 543.720 (Payment of annual fee), or failure of any claimant for a period of five successive years ending after August 20, 1957, to pay the annual license fee as required by ORS 543.710 (Annual fee based on horsepower), shall be conclusive evidence of the abandonment by the claimant of the claim and of all right to water for power purposes in connection with such claim.

(2) When a claim is abandoned under the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, or whenever a claimant has voluntarily authorized, in writing, the cancellation of a claim or the water right in connection therewith, the Water Resources Commission shall:

(a) Cancel the claim on the records of the Water Resources Department.

(b) Cancel any permit to appropriate water or any water right certificate issued in connection with such claim. [1957 c.333 §3; 1979 c.67 §7; 1985 c.673 §164]

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.