Or. Admin. R. 690-190-0005 - Purpose and Applicability

(1) These rules describe the requirements under which the Oregon Water Resources Department will administer and enforce the provisions of ORS 537.545 relating to the recording of exempt groundwater use. Moneys from fees collected and deposited to the credit of the Water Resources Department Water Right Operating Fund shall be used for the purpose of evaluating groundwater supplies, conducting groundwater studies, carrying out groundwater monitoring, processing groundwater data and the administration and enforcement of ORS 537.545 and these rules.
(2) These rules apply to:
(a) Any owner of land on which a well is completed after July 22, 2009 to allow groundwater use for purposes that are exempt under ORS 537.545.
(b) Each new well that is completed or existing well that is converted to allow groundwater use for purposes that are exempt under ORS 537.545. This includes wells that are drilled to replace an existing well.
(3) These rules do not apply to:
(a) A well that is repaired, deepened, or altered.
(b) A water supply well that is permanently abandoned pursuant to OAR 690-220 within 30 days of well completion.


Or. Admin. R. 690-190-0005
WRD 6-2009, f. & cert. 11-23-09

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.027

Stats. Implemented: ORS 537.545

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