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News Release
Marine Board Approves Rules, Opens Rulemaking - 01/12/18

The Oregon State Marine Board approved rules and opened rulemaking for wake sports during their quarterly Board meeting held on January 10, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office, in Salem.

The Board adopted rules for: Visual Distress Signals to match federal regulations at the mouth of the Columbia River; Hunt Tag Program Fees that revert to the previous fee schedule; and, Fees for Furnishing Information in public records requests to be in line with Department of Administrative Services guidelines.

The Board approved opening rulemaking for Division 10, statewide rules and Division 20, local rules and directed staff to convene a Rules Advisory Committee to assist in drafting a fiscal impact statement and propose rule language addressing wake sport activities within 200 feet of the shoreline.

The Board also interviewed four candidates for Marine Director. The Board directed Human Resources to complete reference and background checks. Once a candidate has been offered the position and accepted, the agency will issue a press release announcing the new director.
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