Or. Admin. R. 690-051-0050 - Applications: Filing Procedure

(1) All applications to use water for hydroelectric purposes shall be filed with the Director at Salem, Oregon. Applications shall be typed so that the paragraphs and headings correspond with the information required. All applications shall be accompanied by the documents specified in OAR 690-051-0070, or 690-051-0100, and shall be dated and designated as "Exhibit A", "Exhibit B", etc.
(2) If the information required by these rules does not apply to the proposed project, it shall be noted on the application with a brief statement why the information does not apply.
(3) Information required to file an application is listed in the rules reference in section (1) of this rule. At any time, the Director may require additional information from the applicant.
(4) Applications on which no hearing has been held, shall meet all the requirements in these rules.
(5) Any municipal corporation of this state or utility district organized under section 12, Article XI, Oregon Constitution who has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a preliminary permit, an exemption from licensing, or a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility shall, at the same time, apply to the Water Resources Department for:
(a) A permit under ORS 537.140 to appropriate water for a hydroelectric project, or
(b) For a certificate to use water for hydroelectric purposes within an artificial delivery system under the applicant's existing water right under ORS 543.765.
(6) Any person other than in (5) above who has applied to the FERC for a preliminary permit, a license, an exemption from licensing, or a notice of intent to construct a qualifying conduit hydropower facility shall, at the same time apply to the Water Resources Department for:
(a) A state preliminary permit under ORS 543.210,
(b) A license under ORS 543.260, or
(c) A certificate to use water for hydroelectric purposes within an artificial delivery system under the applicant's existing water right under ORS 543.765.
(7) An applicant for a new hydroelectric project shall submit to the Department a complete copy of any application filed with FERC or similar application to another federal agency responsible for authorizing the project.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 690-051-0050
WRD 14-1986, f. & ef. 10-13-86; WRD 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-19-93; WRD 8-2015, f. 12-18-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.025, 536.027, 537 & 543

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