Oregon Statutes - Chapter 522 - Geothermal Resources - Section 522.425 - Provisions in rule or order requiring unit operation.

Any rule or order of the governing board of the State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries providing for the unit operation of a geothermal resource area may include provisions for:

(1) Division of a reservoir into zones;

(2) Establishment of spacing units, including a description of their location, size and shape;

(3) The integration of separately owned tracts or interests within a spacing unit, the development and operation of the spacing unit and the sharing of production;

(4) The protection of existing and future beneficial uses of water;

(5) Maintenance of the renewability of geothermal resources and any other natural resources; and

(6) Any additional provisions the board considers necessary for carrying out the provisions of this chapter or for protection of the public health, safety and welfare. [1981 c.588 §10]

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