[OSMB-News] News Release -Proposed Rules on Columbia River
Ashley.Massey at state.or.us
Wed Jun 7 08:07:42 PDT 2006
For Immediate Release Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Rules on Columbia River Charter Boats Considered
The Oregon State Marine Board is now accepting written public comment for a proposed rule that would allow charter boats and guides to operate on the waters from the Columbia River mouth up to the Longview-Rainer Bridge, with a license or permit from either state.
Currently, there is no reciprocity, or agreement between states, that recognizes either state's charter boat licenses. The proposed rule would allow Washington charter vessels to operate in Oregon and Oregon charter vessels to operate in Washington and avoids the problems of determining state boundaries on the river. This new rule is consistent with reciprocity for fishing licenses on the Columbia River.
Written comments on the proposed rule are welcome, but must be received by Friday, June 23. Comments can be sent to Paul Donheffner, OSMB, PO Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309. They can also be sent via email to paul.donheffner at state.or.us, or via fax (503) 378-4597. Comments via telephone cannot be accepted.
Ashley A. Massey
Public Affairs Specialist
Oregon State Marine Board
503-378-8587 ext. 82623
ashley.massey at state.or.us
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