Or. Admin. R. 690-010-0110 - Definitions

In addition to the definitions in OAR 690-008-0001, the following definitions apply to critical groundwater area designations conducted pursuant to ORS 537.730 to 537.742 and these rules, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Affected local government" means any city, county, or metropolitan service district formed under ORS Chapter 268 or an association of local governments performing land use planning functions under ORS 195.025 located within the boundaries of the proposed critical groundwater area.
(2) "Department" means the Water Resources Department.
(3) "Director" means the Water Resources Director.
(4) "Commission" means the Water Resources Commission.
(5) "Groundwater right" means a permit, certificate, decree, or certificate of groundwater registration as provided in ORS 537.610 authorizing the appropriation and use of groundwater.
(6) "Groundwater reservoir" means a designated body of standing or moving groundwater having exterior boundaries which may be ascertained or reasonably inferred as provided in OAR 690-010-0130.
(7) "Person" means individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint stock companies, public and private municipal corporations, political subdivisions, the state, and any agencies thereof, the federal government and any agencies thereof and federally recognized Indian tribes.
(8) "Exempt User" means any person who exercises the right to use groundwater pursuant to the exemption in ORS 537.545.
(9) "Determined claim" means a water right in the Klamath Basin determined and established in an order of determination certified by the Water Resources Director under ORS 539.130.


Or. Admin. R. 690-010-0110
WRD 12-2023, adopt filed 10/10/2023, effective 10/10/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 536.027 & ORS 537.780

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 537.730-537.742, ORS 537.780, ORS 537.525, ORS 536 - 537 & ORS 539.130

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