BNA Green Team – WATER
Portland’s River Patrol is charged with maintaining safety and monitoring safe water use on all rivers and waterways in Portland. Based on new “limited use” rules created for all our benefit, they recently inventoried all seemingly abandoned boats and floating campers, tagging them for removal if they didn’t meet health and safety standards.
Oregon administrative rules, OAR 141-082-0255(43), are new, legal rules created for use by the Dept. of State Lands (DSL), River Patrol (RP) and Portland Police Dept. (PPD) to address camping and use on the water (on boats, rafts, floating homes or whatever). Two sailboats north of Portland Yacht Club now have notices attached to the companion as a result of the inventory process. They likely tagged the camp west of the railroad bridge. The RP stated DSL had identified 10 vessels/locations that were "marked".
From OAR 141-082-0255(43):
"Limited Duration Use" means any temporary or infrequent use of state-owned waterways, with no long term or extended use intended. Limited Duration Use includes any non-commercial use of state-owned submerged or submersible land which is not more than thirty (30) calendar days during any contiguous 12-mo time period, within a distance of 5 miles.
The full text of the OAR 141-082-0255(43) is also available on the Green Team/Water Resources page or http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_100/oar_141/141_082.html
If you have questions about this OAR, contact Dept. of State Lands Rules Coordinator Contact: Sabrina L. Foward, Department of State Lands, 503-986-5236, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301-1279.
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