Marine Board Seeks Public Comment on Statewide Rules for Slow–No Wake, Waterway Markers

Written public comments will be accepted until the end of a public hearing on April 21, at 6 pm. Oral testimony will be accepted during the hearing. Weigh in on whether a speed limit should be attached to Slow -No Wake definition, and how OSMB should handle waterway markers. The Marine Board is expected to convene a Board meeting and make a decision on the proposed rules.

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The Oregon State Marine Board is accepting written public comment beginning April 1, through April 21, on proposed rulemaking for Slow–No Wake and Waterway Markers. Staff will host a public hearing on April 21, 2015, at 6:00 pm, at the Marine Board Office, 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem. Following the close of the hearing, the Marine Board will convene a Board meeting to discuss the proposed rules. The Board may make a motion to adopt, amend, not adopt, or take some other action with regard to the proposed rules.

The proposed rulemaking to OAR Chapter 250 will add a definition of “slow–no wake,”  amend the basic rule to comply with the definition, and amend the local and special area rules to standardize the rule language and remove the reference to “maximum” and “5 mph” in relation to slow-no wake speed.

The proposed rulemaking for waterway…

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