Or. Admin. R. 736-060-0010 - Definitions

As used in these rules:

(1) "Application" means the instream water right application form developed by the Water Resources Department as referenced in OAR 690-077-0020(1).
(2) "Commission" means the Parks and Recreation Commission.
(3) "Department" means the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
(4) "DEQ" means the Department of Environmental Quality.
(5) "Director" means the director of the Parks and Recreation Department.
(6) "Instream Water Rights Coordinator" or "Coordinator" means the staff person in the Department whose responsibility includes receiving, reviewing, and preparing all material pertinent to filing for and obtaining an instream water right from the Water Resources Department.
(7) "Instream Water Right Study" means a recreation flow requirement proposal developed by the Department or the public-at-large utilizing the Oregon Recreation Methodology.
(8) "ODF&W" means the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(9) "Oregon Recreation Methodology" means the methodology developed by the Department to determine the recreation flow or water level requirements for scenic attraction and recreational values of a stream, river, lake or wetland. (See OAR 736-060-0015.) Definitions specific to this methodology are as follows:
(10) "Recreation Flow Requirement" means the amount of water needed to accommodate the predominant recreational use(s) or scenic attraction occurring during any given month. This is determined by the Oregon Recreation Methodology (section (9) of this rule). This requirement may be quantified as:
(a) An amount of flow in cubic feet per second (cfs), such as in a stream or river;
(b) A water surface elevation above mean sea level (feet); or
(c) Acre feet.
(11) "Amount of Recreation Use" means the number of users that participate in each specific recreational use. This is usually expressed in number of visitors over a certain period of time (e.g., one visitor in a 24 hour period is one visitor day).
(12) "Competing Uses" means all water uses that are perceived to be in competition with recreational uses, including both competing instream recreational uses (for example white water rafting and fishing) and out of stream uses.
(13) "Experience Setting" means a description of the natural surroundings, land, recreation facility developments, and public recreation use conditions encountered by recreational users.
(14) "Location of Recreational Use" means the site or river segment where the recreational activity takes place.
(15) "Time Period of Recreation Use" means the time period, by month, for any given recreation use.
(16) "Type of Recreational Use" means specific recreational use(s) that are stream flow or water-level dependent (for example boating, fishing, white water kayaking).
(17) "Scenic Attraction" means a picturesque natural feature or setting of a stream, river, or lake, including, but not limited to, waterfalls, rapids, pools, springs, wetlands, and islands that may create viewer interest, fascination, admiration, or attention.
(18) "WRD" means the Water Resources Department.


Or. Admin. R. 736-060-0010
PR 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-17-91

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335(7), ORS 183.341 & ORS 537.332 - ORS 537.360

Stats. Implemented: ORS 537.338

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