2015 ORS 543A.125¹
Approval or rejection of application for reauthorization

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section and ORS 543A.130 (Contested case hearing) and 543A.140 (Terms, limitations and conditions of water right), the Water Resources Department shall approve all applications for reauthorization of a water right for the use of water for hydroelectric purposes made in proper form, unless the proposed reauthorization conflicts with existing rights.

(2) The department shall reject any application for a permit to appropriate water to develop hydroelectric power if the department finds that the proposed project does not comply with the standards set forth in ORS 543A.025 (Minimum standards for decision on reauthorization of water right) or rules adopted by the Water Resources Commission under ORS 543A.025 (Minimum standards for decision on reauthorization of water right). [1997 c.449 §24]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 543A—Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors543A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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