Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543A - Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543A.300 - Decommissioning; rules.

(1) If any person operating a hydroelectric project fails to advise the Water Resources Department within 60 days of the time established in ORS 543A.030 or 543A.075, the Water Resources Commission may order the decommissioning of the project.

(2) The Water Resources Commission shall adopt by rule procedures for ordering a decommissioning of a project and standards for conducting a decommissioning in a manner that ensures the protection of the public health and safety and the environment. The rules shall include a provision for establishing a Hydroelectric Application Review Team for the project to coordinate the activities of all state agencies involved in the decommissioning process. [1997 c.449 §30]

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