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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  
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

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

Outfitter & Guide Rules Public Hearings
Review and update the Outfitter and Guide rules. Reviewing "repeated" and "serious" definitions in regards to certain violations for which OSMB has discretion to suspend, revoke, deny or restrict licensing of an outfitter and guide. Considering modification of the definition of "drop camp" to include fishing activities, and allowing non-boating guide registrations to be valid from date of issue, not just calendar year. Would add ORS 163 and 165 to list of statutes for which OSMB may sanction outfitters and guides.  The written comment period has closed. Staff will ask the Board to adopt rulemaking at their June 24th meeting. 
​Notice Proposed Language 
​Petition for Navigation Safety Zone on the Pacific Ocean at Cape Kiwanda ​

On April 10, 2015, the Marine Board received a petition requesting that the Marine Board open rulemaking to: ​

  • Establish a navigation safety zone on the Pacific Ocean at Cape Kiwanda in Tillamook County;
  • Prescribe the marking of the safety zone with lighted markers; and
  • Make the opertion of a surfboard within the safety zone whenever dory rigs and trailers are parked on the beach a violation of ORS 830.365(1) (operation of a water ski, surfboard, or similar device in a reckless or negligent manner).

The Marine Board will be accepting written comments on this petition until June 3, 2015.​

Public Notice.pdfPublic Notice.pdf Petition Request.pdfPetition Request.pdf


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

​** None At This Time**

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