Or. Admin. R. 690-315-0070 - Application for Extension of Time for Municipal and Quasi-Municipal Water Use Permits

(1) Under this rule, holders of municipal and quasi-municipal water use permits may apply to the Department for an extension of time to complete construction and/or apply the water to full beneficial use pursuant to ORS 537.230 or 537.630.
(2) To apply for an extension of time to complete construction and/or to apply the water to the full beneficial use, a holder of a municipal or quasi-municipal water use permit shall submit to the Department a completed extension application. A separate application must be completed for each permit. Application forms are available from the Department.
(3) The completed application must include the fee specified in ORS 536.050 and an application form setting forth:
(a) The name and mailing address of the water right permit holder(s);
(b) The permit number for which an extension is requested;
(c) For quasi-municipal water use permit holders, evidence of the actions taken to begin actual construction on the project, as defined in 690-315-0020(3)(d), if required under the applicable statute;
(d) For municipal water use permits issued on or after June 29, 2005, evidence of the actions taken to begin actual construction on the project, as defined in 690-315-0020(3)(d);
(e) Evidence of actions taken to develop the right within the permitted time period and/or time period of the previous extension;
(f) Evidence of compliance with conditions contained in the permit and any previous extension(s) or the reason the condition was not satisfied;
(g) Evidence of the maximum rate, or duty if applicable, diverted for beneficial use, if any, made to date;
(h) An estimate of the population served and a description of the methodology(ies) used to make the estimate;
(i) A description of financial expenditures made toward completion of the water development;
(j) An estimate of the cost to complete the water development;
(k) A summary of any events that delayed completion of the water development or application of water to full beneficial use, including other governmental requirements, if any, relating to the project that have significantly delayed completion of construction or perfection of the right;
(l) An estimated demand projection and a description of the methodology(ies) used for the subject water right permit, considering the other water rights held by the municipal or quasi-municipal water use permit holder, and a date by which the water development is anticipated to be completed and water put to full beneficial use. Extension requests for greater than 50 years must include documentation that the demand projection is consistent with the amount and types of lands and uses proposed to be served by the permit holder.
(m) A summary of the applicant's plan and schedule to complete construction and/or perfect the water right;
(n) Justification for the time requested to complete the project and/or apply the water to full beneficial use;
(o) Any other information the applicant determines is relevant to evaluate the application in accordance with applicable statutes and rules;
(p) Any other information required by the Department that is necessary to evaluate the application in accordance with applicable statutory requirements; and
(q) For municipal water use permits issued before November 2, 1998, for the first extension issued after June 29, 2005, the completed application must include a copy of any agreements regarding use of the undeveloped portion of the permit between the permit holder and a federal or state agency that include conditions or required actions that maintain the persistence of listed fish species in the portions of waterways affected by water use under the permit.

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Or. Admin. R. 690-315-0070
WRD 4 2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-02; WRD 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-05

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.025 & 536.027

Stats. Implemented: ORS 536.050, 537.230, 537.248, 537.630 & 539.010

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