Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543A - Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543A.055 - Hydroelectric Application Review Team review of application; draft proposed final order; public comment.

(1) The Hydroelectric Application Review Team shall review the application report prepared under ORS 543A.050 and prepare a draft proposed final order approving or denying the reauthorization of the water right. The draft proposed final order shall include the findings required for a proposed final order under ORS 543A.120. Upon completion of the draft proposed final order, the Water Resources Department shall give public notice of the draft proposed final order in the weekly notice published by the department. The notice shall include a request for comments on the draft proposed final order.

(2) Within 60 days after the public notice under subsection (1) of this section, any person interested in the draft proposed final order shall submit written comments to the team.

(3) Within 30 days after the close of the period for public comment on the draft proposed final order, the team shall make any revisions necessary in response to comments received and submit a proposed final order to the department.

(4) The department shall complete the reauthorization process in accordance with the provisions of ORS 543A.120 to 543A.300. [1997 c.449 §11]

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