Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543A - Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543A.045 - Public scoping meeting.

(1) If the Hydroelectric Application Review Team finds additional information is necessary to complete the reauthorization process, the applicant, in conjunction with the team, shall convene a public scoping meeting.

(2) The applicant shall be responsible for conducting the public scoping meeting. The team, federal agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes and members of the public shall be invited to participate. The purpose of the public scoping meeting shall be to allow an opportunity for the participants to review the information available and to:

(a) Discuss a proposed schedule for completion of the reauthorization process;

(b) Discuss studies and additional information that may be needed; and

(c) Identify other resources and other health and safety issues of the state that must be considered in the reauthorization process.

(3) At the public scoping meeting, the team shall:

(a) Explain to the public the process for reauthorizing the state project; and

(b) Identify to the public the members of the team.

(4) Within 90 days after the public scoping meeting, the team shall publish notice of the availability of the plan for completing the review process, including a time schedule. The plan shall be developed by the Water Resources Department in consultation with the applicant. [1997 c.449 §9]

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