Oregon Statutes - Chapter 541 - Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements - Section 541.525 - Hearing upon request of owner or operator of structure; notice and conduct of hearing.

(1) If, within 15 days after mailing of the notice provided for in ORS 541.515, the owner or operator of the impoundment or diversion structure requests in writing that the Water Resources Commission hold a hearing, the commission shall hold a hearing in accordance with ORS chapter 183 on the hazard to human life or property which is or will be created by the rapid increase in the stream level below the structure resulting from the release of water from the structure and the terms, limitations and conditions relating to such release of water necessary to minimize such unreasonable hazard.

(2) At least 10 days prior to the hearing the commission, in addition to the notice requirements of ORS chapter 183, shall cause a copy of the notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the structure is located and in which unreasonable hazard to human life or property is or may be created. [1961 c.379 §3; 1971 c.734 §83; 1985 c.673 §107]

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