- Apr 10, 2009
- Springfield, Oregon
So I just found out that if you have a registered boat you don't have to buy the $5 pemit until you re-register the boat.
I totally agree with all watercraft, regardless of size paying for a permit.
Paying the fee for different people using the same boat is goofy.
or if you rent a boat and the owner of a boat does not do what he ( as the boat owner) is supposed to and wash his boat , me ( the general public gets a ticket????) this is a jokeShouldnt it be up to the boats actual owners to keep them clean? Why make the people who borrow boats pay?
From Oregon State Marine Board Frequently Asked Questions
This is a Class B infraction with a maximum fine of $242. The objective is not to issue citations but to educate and ensure compliance with the new law."
Of course invasive species are bad and education of boaters is the only solution to the problem. Of course they wold love to issue citations and collect fees. These are facts. Is $7 really going to keep Oregon waters safer? I certainly hope so.
But hitting the pockets of everyone who pays a minimum of attention to the condition of their boat seems silly for 5 heated pressure washers.
Five mobile, hot-water pressure-washer units will be located in Salem, Central Point, Bend, La Grande and the Portland area and will be staffed by workers trained to spot and deal with invasive species.