KLAMATH LAKE PLANKTON HARVEST
This division prescribes minimum equipment and safety requirements for vessels engaged in the harvest of plankton from Klamath Lake. Authority for these rules is found in ORS 830.110 and Chapter 737, Oregon Laws 1997.
This division contains minimum requirements for boats and associated equipment, but does not relieve vessel owners and operators from the need to comply with other federal, state or local regulations that may apply.
(1) For the purpose of this division and the applicability of ORS Chapter 830 and associated administrative rules found in OAR Chapter 250, the terms "vessel" and "associated watercraft", as used in Chapter 737, Oregon Laws 1997, have the same meaning as the term "boat" in ORS 830.005 (2).
(2) For the purpose of this division and the applicability of ORS Chapter 830 and associated administrative rules found in OAR Chapter 250, the terms "vessel" and "associated watercraft", as used in Chapter 737, Oregon Laws 1997, have the same meaning as the term "motorboat" in ORS 830.005 (4), if the vessel or associated watercraft is propelled, in whole, or in part, by machinery.
Title and Registration Requirements
(1) Unless documented with the U.S. Coast Guard, all vessels engaged in plankton harvest that are powered by machinery must be titled and numbered in accordance with ORS Chapter 830, and must comply with proper display of number as provided in ORS 830.780.
(1) All vessels engaged in plankton harvest must comply with the provisions of the following statutes and related administrative rules: State Statute -- Applicable to Klamath Plankton Harvest Vessels:
(a) ORS 830.210 -- Yes -- Operating improperly equipped boat prohibited.
(b) ORS 830.215 -- Modified -- Personal Flotation Devices. All vessels must carry one U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I Personal Flotation Devices for each crew member. In addition, there must be at least one U.S. Coast Guard approved throwable device (Type IV) in an accessible location on each vessel.
(c) ORS 830.220 -- Modified -- Fire Extinquishers. Must comply with U.S. Coast Guard standards for commercial vessels 46 CFR 28.160 and 46 CFR 25.30
(d) ORS 830.225 -- Modified -- Lights. Must comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations for inland navigation lights contained in 1972 COLREGS.
(e) ORS 830.230 -- Modified -- Sound signaling devices. Must comply with U.S. Coast Guard standards for sound signaling apparatus on inland waters.
(f) ORS 830.230 -- Yes -- Bell. Comply with requirements of 1972 COLREGS. Vessels les than 40 feet in length may in lieu of ringing a bell shall make some other efficient sound signal.
(g) ORS 830.235 -- Yes -- Carburetors. Must have approved backfire flame device.
(h) ORS 830.240 -- Yes -- Ventilation systems.
(i) ORS 830.260 -- Yes -- Muffling devices.
(j) ORS 830.250 -- Yes -- First aid kit (equivalent to requirement for ocean charter boats as per OAR 250-015-0016).
(k) OAR 830.250 -- Yes -- Communications. All vessels must have a VHF marine band radio, CB or cell phone on board when underway.