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TITLE 42
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
CHAPTER 2
APPROPRIATION OF WATER — PERMITS, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES — SURVEY
42-218a.  Lapse of application for failure to request extension or submit proof of application to beneficial use — Notice of lapsing. (1) A permit upon which the proof of beneficial use, or an incremental statement of completion showing proof of beneficial use, has not been submitted, or a request for extension of time has not been received on or before the date set for such proof or incremental statement, shall lapse and be of no further force nor effect. For a permit held by a municipal provider for reasonably anticipated future needs, such lapse shall not apply to any portion of the permit that has been previously licensed or for which an incremental statement of completion showing proof of beneficial use has been submitted. Notice of said lapsing shall be sent by the department to the permit holder at the address of record by regular mail.
(2)  Within sixty (60) days after such notice of lapsing, the department may, upon a showing of reasonable cause, reinstate the permit with the priority date advanced a time equal to the number of days that said showing is subsequent to the date set for proof.
(3)  In connection with a proof of beneficial use statement submitted more than sixty (60) days after such notice of lapsing, the director shall require all of the following items to be submitted to the department:
(a)  A report prepared by a certified water right examiner as the result of an examination to clearly confirm and establish the extent of the beneficial use of water established in connection with the permit during the time authorized by the permit and any extensions of time previously approved. The report shall be on the form or forms specified by the director and shall provide the information specified in section 42-217, Idaho Code, for confirming beneficial use and such other information as may be required by the director.
(b)  A statement of reasonable cause for filing a late proof of beneficial use.
(c)  A reinstatement fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
Upon finding that beneficial use had occurred during the authorized period and upon a showing of reasonable cause for filing a late proof of beneficial use, the director may reinstate the permit with the priority date advanced to the day that proof of beneficial use was received.
(4)  The original priority date of a lapsed permit shall not be reinstated except upon a showing of error or mistake of the department.

History:
[42-218a, added 1967, ch. 374, sec. 10, p. 1079; am. 1983, ch. 157, sec. 1, p. 435; am. 2011, ch. 171, sec. 1, p. 490; am. 2020, ch. 164, sec. 3, p. 481.]


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