As used in these rules:
"Application" means the instream water
right application form developed by the Water Resources Department as
referenced in OAR 690-077-0020
(2) "Commission" means the Parks and
"Department" means the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
(4) "DEQ" means the Department of
"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
(7) "Instream Water
Right Study" means a recreation flow requirement proposal developed by the
Department or the public-at-large utilizing the Oregon Recreation
(8) "ODF&W" means
the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
"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:
"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
(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
(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