Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543A - Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543A.035 - Reauthorization application and public comment.

(1) Within 60 days after submitting a notice of intent under ORS 543A.030, the applicant shall submit to the Water Resources Department an application to reauthorize the water right for the state project on a form prescribed by the department.

(2) The reauthorization application for a water right for the use of water for hydroelectric purposes shall set forth:

(a) The name and post-office address of the applicant;

(b) The location of the project by county and stream and, when appropriate, by city or nearby city;

(c) The amount of water in cubic feet per second;

(d) The theoretical water horsepower; and

(e) Any other information required in the application form.

(3) Upon receipt of a reauthorization application for the use of water for hydroelectric purposes, the Water Resources Department shall convene the Hydroelectric Application Review Team for the state project. The team shall consist of representatives of the Water Resources Department, the Department of Environmental Quality and the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and may include a representative of any other state agency that has regulatory or advisory responsibility for the state project or a resource or hazard affected by the state project.

(4) Within seven days after receiving a reauthorization application under subsection (3) of this section, the department shall notify any person who responded to the notice of intent and give public notice of the application in the weekly notice published by the department. The notice shall include a request for comments on the application and information pertaining to how an interested person may obtain future notices about the application and participate in the reauthorization process.

(5) Within 45 days after the public notice under subsection (4) of this section, any person interested in the application shall request future notices about the state project and may submit written comments to the department. [1997 c.449 §7]

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