Oregon Statutes - Chapter 539 - Determination of Water Rights Initiated Before February 24, 1909; Determination of Water Rights of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes - Section 539.310 - Negotiation for water rights.

(1) The Water Resources Director may negotiate with representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe that may have a federal reserved water right claim in Oregon and representatives of the federal government as trustee for the federally recognized Indian tribe to define the scope and attributes of rights to water claimed by the federally recognized Indian tribe to satisfy tribal rights under treaty between the United States and the tribes of Oregon. All negotiations in which the director participates under this section shall be open to the public.

(2) During negotiations conducted under subsection (1) of this section, the director shall:

(a) Provide public notice of the negotiations;

(b) Allow for public input through the director; and

(c) Provide regular reports on the progress of the negotiations to interested members of the public. [1987 c.81 §3; 1993 c.67 §2]

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