Written feedback sought till Oct. 4
SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon State Marine Board solicited written feedback Tuesday on proposed guidelines that will enable boaters with disabilities to function motor boats at slow-no wake pace on on North and South Twin Lakes.
The proposed guidelines amend Oregon Administrative Rule 250-020-0091, Boat Operations in Deschutes County.
The Marine Board directed workers to draft guidelines that will enable the usage of electrical motors by individuals with disabilities on the lakes. At present, no motorboats are allowed.
The board is excited about increasing alternatives for boaters with disabilities to securely recreate by permitting them to function with electrical motors at not-to-exceed slow-no wake pace. Latest laws (HB 3168 within the 2019 Oregon Legislature) authorizes the Marine Board to amend the rules for North and South Twin Lakes.
Written remark will likely be accepted till Oct. Four at 11:55 pm. Feedback should be acquired previous to the closure time/date to be thought of. Feedback can be submitted by electronic mail to [email protected] or by U.S. Mail to Jennifer Cooper, Administrative Guidelines Coordinator, Oregon State Marine Board, 435 Industrial Road NE, Salem, OR 97301.
These wishing to offer oral testimony to the Marine Board could achieve this by calling (503)378-2617 and leaving a concise voice message to not exceed two minutes. Audio recordsdata of those messages will likely be supplied to the Board Members for his or her overview.
The board will deliberate at their quarterly board assembly on Oct. 21, and should vote to undertake the proposed guidelines as written or to pursue one other path.
To view the proposed guidelines, go to
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