Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543 - Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543.220 - Notice of filing of application; waiting period.

(1) Whenever an application is made for a preliminary permit and after said application has been referred to hearing, the Water Resources Commission shall give written notice of the filing of the application to:

(a) Any municipality or other person or corporation which, in the judgment of the commission, is likely to be interested in or affected by the proposed project; and

(b) The owner of any land that is:

(A) Adjacent to any portion of the stream in which the quantity of water will be decreased by the project; or

(B) Adjacent to the site of the proposed project.

(2) The commission shall also publish notice of the application once each week for at least four successive weeks and for such further time, if any, as the commission shall determine, in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the project covered by the application is located.

(3) No application for the appropriation or use of water for the development of 1,000 theoretical horsepower or more shall be granted until at least six months after the application for a preliminary permit has been filed. [Amended by 1961 c.224 §16; 1975 c.581 §27; 1985 c.569 §23]

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