OMB to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Recreational Boating Rules

The Oregon State Marine Board will host a public hearing August 29th in Bend for you to learn more about proposed rules impacting recreational boating.

The hearing will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Deschutes County Services Building, Barnes Sawyer Meeting Room, 1300 NW Wall Street.

The public is also invited to provide testimony on the draft language to implement the legislative bills passed during the 2019 legislative session.

The development of the boating facility grant process laid out in SB 47 will be covered in future rulemakings that will occur in the next three to nine months.  The current rulemaking encompasses the waterway access permit implementation of SB 47.

The Marine Board will meet on October 24, 2019, and may make a motion to adopt, amend, or take other action on the proposed rulemaking.

For those unable to attend, another public hearing will also be held in Portland on September 11.

Written testimony can also be submitted by email to or by U.S. Mail to Jennifer Cooper, Administrative Rules Coordinator, Oregon State Marine Board, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. Testimony will not be accepted via telephone. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on September 20, 2019.

For an easy-to-read synopsis to help the public provide comments, visit

To view the Notices of Rulemaking and proposed rule language, visit

For information about all of the scheduled public hearings, visit

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