[OSMB-News] Marine Board Approves Opening Waldo Lake Rules for Public Comment
randy.h.henry at state.or.us
Thu Feb 9 16:31:18 PST 2012
For Immediate Release Date: Thursday, February 09, 2012
Marine Board Approves Opening Waldo Lake Rules for Public Comment
The Oregon State Marine Board approved initiating the rulemaking process to consider the re-adoption of rules prohibiting internal combustion motorboats and floatplanes on Waldo Lake in Lane County.
The purpose of revisiting the Waldo Lake boat operation rules (OAR 250-020-0221 and OAR 250-030-0030) is to correct alleged procedural irregularities related to their previous adoption. Those rules implement the Oregon Scenic Waterway Act by prohibiting internal combustion motorboats and floatplanes on Waldo Lake, a statutorily designated state scenic waterway, in order to preserve the natural setting of Waldo Lake, minimize disturbance of its natural beauty, protect its aesthetic values, and provide an unimpaired quality of recreational experience. An exception is provided in the rules for official governmental use and emergency landings of floatplanes.
A Notice of Rulemaking will be filed with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. The notice will appear in the March 1, 2012 edition of the Oregon Bulletin. This publication will announce the written public comment period, which will be March 1, 2012 through April 10, 2012. The Board will then hold a public hearing which will also be a special Board meeting where the Board will have the opportunity to listen to public comment. At its conclusion, the Board may make a motion regarding the rule. The Board may re-adopt the rule, repeal the rule, or amend the rule with new language.
Ashley A. Massey
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Marine Board
Ashley.massey at state.or.us<mailto:Ashley.massey at state.or.us>
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