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Media Briefing and Tour - New Carissa Wreck Removal
For immediate release                                                           08-16
More information:  Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298
North Bend – The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and Titan Salvage will hold a media briefing on the New Carissa removal project.  A tour of the staging area on the North Spit will follow.
The event is limited to media only. 
Date: Wednesday, May 14
Media Briefing – 9:00 a.m.
North Bend Public Library – Meeting Room
1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend
Tour – approximately 10:30 a.m. – weather permitting
Meet at BLM parking lot/staging area on Transpacific Lane, off Highway 101, north of the North Bend Bridge; concludes by 12:00 noon
Content of the briefing:
  • Overview of project; background information – Department of State Lands
  • The removal process; estimated timeline – Titan (removal contractor)
  • Safety/Access – Bureau of Land Management and State Parks
  • Q & A
The tour will include:
  • Photo opportunities of the staging area preparations (bypass road, construction transporter tower)
  • Interview opportunities with project managers and agency staff
Note:  Media must RSVP for the event by May 12; space cannot be guaranteed for the tour if you do not respond:
Julie Curtis, DSL Communications Manager
503-986-5298: desk (Salem); 503-510-6860: cell
More information about the New Carissa removal is available on the DSL Web site: www.oregonstatelands.us.
The State Land Board consists of Governor Theodore Kulongoski, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and State Treasurer Randall Edwards.  The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.