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News Release
Marine Board Meeting on January 22 - 01/13/20

The Oregon State Marine Board will conduct its quarterly Board meeting on January 22, 2020, at the Marine Board office, 435 Commercial St. N.E., in Salem, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Board will consider and discuss the following agenda items in addition to informational topics:

  • Director’s report;
  • Board member onboarding guide;
  • Legislative concept update;
  • Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots presentation;
  • Corrective action plan for the Port of Toledo;
  • Abandoned Derelict Vessel Program and federal Grant;
  • Consideration of rulemaking for OAR 250-020-0021, boat operations on certain waters in Lane County, amends language to allow the use of electric motors on Gold Lake;
  • Consider petition to amend OAR 250-020-0091 to allow the use of electric motors at slow-no wake speed on North and South Twin Lakes in Deschutes County;
  • Consideration of rulemaking for OAR 250-018-0010, 250-021-0030, 250-021-0035, operation of personal watercraft by youth, to amend definitions and operating rules that allow youth competitions and training;
  • Consideration of rulemaking for OSR 250-001-0020, fees for public records, amends rule to remove public record fees from administrative rules and leave only in policy;
  • Consideration for Rulemaking, OAR 250-010-0154, personal flotation devices, initiate rulemaking to comply with new federal U.S. Coast Guard-approved labeling system;
  • Consideration of rulemaking for OAR 250-016-0025, CPR certification for Guides, amends rule to remove the requirement of written change notifications for First Aid/CPR certification expiration dates;
  • Consideration of rulemaking, OAR 250-010-0155, fire extinguishers, amends rule to reflect changes in U.S. Coast Guard standards;
  • Update on the rule advisory committee for the Lower Willamette River;
  • Towed Watersports Education Course;
  • Update on the rule advisory committee for the Newberg Pool.

Public comments will be accepted on agenda items where the comment period has not closed. The agency staff report will be posted on Tuesday, January 14.

The meetings will be live-streamed via the Marine Board’s YouTube Channel.

To view the agenda and staff report, visit https://www.oregon.gov/osmb/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.

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The Marine Board is directly funded by boaters in the form of registration, title, and permit fees, as well as through marine fuel taxes. No lottery, general fund tax dollars or local facility parking fees support the agency or its programs. Boater-paid fees support the boating public through boating safety services (on-the-water law enforcement, training, and equipment), boating safety education, grants for the construction and maintenance of boating access facilities, and environmental protection programs. For more information about the Marine Board and its programs, visit www.boatoregon.com.

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