Agency Info

The Oregon Secretary of State recently launched the Oregon Administrative Rules Database (OARD) for the public to track, search and view all statewide agency rule actions.  

When you select the Notice, Permanent, Temporary or Minor Correction link below, it will direct you to OARD.   From the OARD page, you can search for rules by All Chapters, by Chapter Number or by Chapter Name.  Select Start Date to activate the Calendar date search. 

 The Oregon State Marine Board administrate rules are located in Chapter 250.  

Type Hearing Date Description Comment
Public Access
Petition Written Comments Only The proposed new rule would prohibit the use of motorboats on Ford's Pond in Douglas County except for those propelled by electric motors.  It would also establish a 5 mph speed limit.  The new rule is being proposed as a safety measure due to the size and depth of Ford's Pond and to protect the pond's earthen dam. February 28, 2018 
by 5 pm
Petition Request
Public Notice
with Hearing
February 21, 2018
12:30 pm
 Marine Board
435 Commercial St. NE
Salem OR 97301
Proposed Rule Change for Foam Encapsulation
The proposed changes update the foam encapsulation standards and remove a requirement for the public and businesses to submit paperwork.
February 28, 2018
by 5 pm
​​ Oregon State Marine Board,
Chapter 250, is online at Oregon Secretary of State – Administrative Rules: Notice 

with Hearing
March 5, 2018
11:00 am

Jefferson County -- Annex
Commissioners Room
66 E D Street
Madras OR 97741
The proposed rule amendment will put in place a reduced speed zone to increase the safety of those people in and on the water within Fly Creek Inlet on Lake Billy Chinook March 9, 2018
by 5 pm
Slow No Wake Proposed Area

Oregon State Marine Board, 
Chapter 250, is online at Oregon Secretary of State – Administrative Rules: Notice 

Send Written Comments To: 

June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator  |  Oregon State Marine Board  |  435 Commercial St., NE   Salem, OR 97301

Email: :

Interested Party Notifications
 To receive Oregon State Marine Board Rule Notifications by email or post, send your contact information to: 

  Oregon State Marine Board  |  435 Commercial St., NE   Salem, OR 97301 

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the rulemaking process and helping keep boating safe, 
clean and fun for everyone.  

Temporary Rules
None currently.
Petition Procedures

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) (email address preferred)
(2) Names and addresses of other interested parties (email address preferred)
(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.