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The Oregon State Marine Board is set to consider new rules regarding buoys, waterway markers and slow-no-wake rules. The new rules are intended to provide greater clarity in such notifications, as well as establish procedures for the sighting and maintenance of such. The matter will be taken up by the board next Thursday, March 12, while meeting at the board’s office at 435 Commercial St. NE, in Salem. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. The Statesman elaborates: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2015/03/05/marine-board-will-take-buoys-markers-signs/24440375/

In loosely related news, the Marine Board is seeking comment on visual distress signals. The board is considering relevant rules for coastal waters under its jurisdiction. To learn more, go to the following page, and scroll down: http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/OSMB_Rulemaking_Newpage.aspx#Current_Rules