Or. Admin. R. 690-522-0025 - Definitions

The following definitions apply to OAR chapter 690, division 522.

(1) "Department" means the Oregon Water Resources Department.
(2) "Mitigation credit" is a means of accounting for mitigation water, calculated in acre-feet, made available by a mitigation project. One mitigation credit is equal to one acre-foot of mitigation water. Mitigation credits are determined and awarded by the Department upon completion of the project and verification by the Department.
(3) "Mitigation obligation" means the amount of mitigation water needed for the appropriation of groundwater as determined by the Department under OAR chapter 690, division 505, calculated in acre-feet.
(4) "Mitigation project" means a project approved by the Department that results in mitigation water.
(5) "Mitigation water" means water that is legally protected for instream use from implementation of a mitigation project, calculated in acre-feet.


Or. Admin. R. 690-522-0025
WRD 1-2020, adopt filed 05/22/2020, effective 5/22/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 536.027 & ORS 537.746

Statutes/Other Implemented: Or Laws 2011, ch 694, ORS 537.746 & Or Laws 2005, ch 669

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