(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]Section: Previous 539.160 539.170 539.180 539.190 539.200 539.210 539.220 539.230 539.240 539.300 539.310 539.320 539.330 539.340 539.350 Next
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