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New meanings for waterway markers

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State marine board officials this month will discuss new rules for boaters and other water transportation recreationalists in Oregon.

Staff from the State Marine Board Office will take public testimony on "Uniform Waterway Markers," which are standard waterway signs and buoys that communicate official regulations and information to boaters.

They'll also discuss proposed changes to allow people to obtain a permit to place their own waterway markers. No final decision will be made at the hearing.

The meeting is set for April 17, at 6 p.m. at the State Marine Board Office, 435 Commercial St N.E., Salem.

To send written comments before the meeting, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send by mail to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial St. N.E., Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056.