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Rulemaking

OSMB Interested Parties

Would you like to be included in the agency's rulemaking process?

To receive Oregon State Marine Board Rule Notifications by postal mail, send us your name and mailing address in writing to:  
Oregon State Marine Board Attn: Rules Coordinator, June LeTarte 435 Commercial Street NE, Suite #400 P.O. Box 14145 Salem, OR 97309-5056  
OR  
To receive notification by email, send your name and email address to: june.letarte@state.or.us 
 
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the rulemaking process and helping keep boating safe, clean and fun for everyone.

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Petition Procedures

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Any interested person can request that the Marine Board adopt, amend, or repeal a boating regulation through a petition. To be considered, petitions include the following:
(1) Name and address of petitioner(s)
(2) Names and addresses of other interested parties
(3) The proposed language in full (for new rules) or the existing rule language in full with proposed additions and deletions clearly indicated (for rule amendments).
(4) An explanation of the petition that includes facts or arguments in sufficient detail to show the reasons for and effects of adoption, amendment or repeal of the rule.
(5) If the petition requests the amendment or repeal of an existing rule, the petition must also contain comments on:
(a) Options for achieving the existing rule's substantive goals while reducing the negative economic impact on businesses;
(b) The continued need for the existing rule;
(c) The complexity of the existing rule;
(d) The extent to which the existing rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other state or federal rules and with local government regulations; and
(e) The degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the subject area affected by the existing rule, since the agency adopted the rule
Petitions not complying with these requirements may be returned by the director.

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Notice of Rulemaking & Public Hearings

​​Petition on Boating Deadline at Willamette Falls
A petition has been received requesting the OSMB to open rulemaking to reposition the boating deadline at Willamette Falls, allow boating access to the base of the Falls, raise motorized boating deadline to the top of the rapid, and allow whitewater kayakers to surf waves at the top of the rapid.  Written comment will be accepted until the end of the public meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
​Public Meeting ​Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:00 pm
​Clackamas Community College
McLoughlin Auditorium
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR  97045
Notice​ ​​Petition​ Press Release

​Uniform Waterway Markers Proposed Rules
​​These rules describe the characteristics and standards for regulatory and informational waterway markers (buoys and signs) used on the waters of this state that convey official messages to boat operators. In addition, the rules establish procedures for public bodies and individuals to apply for a permit to place approved waterway markers of their own (those markers not placed by the US Coast Guard or the Oregon State Marine Board). Written comment will be accepted until the end of the public meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2014.​​
​Public Meeting ​Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:00 pm
​Oregon State Marine Board
435 Commercial St NE #400
Salem, OR
​Notice ​Fiscal Impact Draft Rules​
Press Release
  
Salvaged Vessel Subaccount Procedures
These new rules will set forth the procedures for enforcement agencies to apply for reimbursement for the removal of abandoned and derelict vessels from the Oregon’s State Marine Board’s Salvaged Vessel Account.  The rules further establish procedures for distributing funds from the Salvaged Vessel Account to public bodies to run vessel turn-in programs to dispose of vessels at risk of abandonment on the waters of this state.   The comment period closed at 5:00 pm on March 31, 2014.  The Board will vote on this issue at their next Board meeting, scheduled for April 23.
Public Meeting ​Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1:00 pm
​Oregon State Marine Board
435 Commercial St NE #400
Salem, OR 
Notice Fiscal Impact Draft Rules​  

  

​​Definition of "Slow-No Wake" Speed
​​This rulemaking will define slow-no wake within the Definitions applicable to OAR Chapter 250.  In addition, local and special area rules that use the term slow-no wake will be amended so that the wording is consistent for all restriction zones to read slow-no wake, maximum 5 mph.  The comment period closed at 5:00 pm on March 31, 2014.​  The Board will vote on this issue at their next Board meeting, scheduled for April 23.
Public Meeting​
​Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:00 pm
​Oregon State Marine Board
435 Commercial St NE #400
Salem, OR 
Notice Fiscal Impact Draft Rules​


Please select the above hyperlinks (if available) to review the rulemaking filing documents.

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Written comments can be submitted via email to osmb.rulemaking@state.or.us or by U.S. mail to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial Street NE, Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056.  Comments via telephone cannot be accepted.

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Temporary Rules


​Slow-No Wake on Dexter Reservoir
​This rules is needed to temporarily prevent operation of motor boats in excess of slow-no wake, 5 MPH, within the designated lake area from Covered Bridge to the west shore from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 12 and 7:00 am to 2:00 pm on April 13, 2014.  Slow-no wake, 5 MPH, within the designated area will also be in effect May 3, 2014 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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