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News Release
Marine Board Postpones April Board Meeting - 03/20/20

The Oregon State Marine Board is postponing its quarterly meeting, originally scheduled for April 14 and 15, 2020, until late May.

The details on the date, time and location have yet to be determined. The Board meeting may be held virtually or in-person, depending on the conditions surrounding COVID-19 and any Governor Mandates. All necessary information on how to participate will be provided in a future public meeting notice and news release. The agency will ensure the public has ample time to submit written comments on agenda items where the comment period has not closed, prior to the Board meeting.

Items currently open for written public comment will not be extended prior to the May meeting. Comment deadlines are quickly approaching. The following items are currently open for public comment:

  • Proposed rulemaking for the Newberg Pool – comment period closes March 22, 2020, at 11:55 pm;
  • Proposed rulemaking for CPR/First Aid notice requirements for Outfitters and Guides – comment period closes April 1, 2020, at 4:30 pm;
  • Proposed rulemaking for personal floatation devices and fire extinguishers – comment period closes April 1, 2020, at 4:30 pm;
  • Proposed rulemaking for the Waterway Access Grant Program – comment period closes April 1, 2020, at 4:30 pm;
  • Citizen petition for the Newberg Pool – comment period closes on April 5, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

Written comments can be submitted by email to .rulemaking@oregon.gov">osmb.rulemaking@oregon.gov  or by U.S. Mail to Jennifer Cooper, Administrative Rules Coordinator, Oregon State Marine Board, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. Testimony will not be accepted by telephone.

To view the public notices, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Rulemaking-and-Public-Notices.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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