T-10022 filed by The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Jana Setzler, 821 SE 14th St., Portland, OR 97214, proposes a change in character of use and place of use under Certificate 81550. The right allows the use of 3.77 cfs (priority date 2/5/1907) from diversions in Sections 27 & 28, T10S, R33E, W.M. (North Fork John Day River Basin) for irrigation in Sections 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28. The applicant proposes to change the place of use and character of use to create an instream use in the Middle Fork John Day River (from the lowermost point of diversion in Sec. 28, T10S, R33E, W.M. to the mouth of the Middle Fork John Day River) for a period of 25 years. The Water Resources Department has concluded that the proposed transfer appears to be consistent with the requirements of ORS Chapter 540 and OAR 690-380-5000.

Any person may file, jointly or severally, with the Department a protest or standing statement within 30 days after the date of final publication of notice in the Department's weekly notice or of this newspaper notice, whichever is later. A protest form and additional information on filing protests may be obtained by calling (503) 986-0881. The last date of newspaper publication is August 15, 2007. If no protests are filed, the Department will issue a final order consistent with the preliminary determination.

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