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VLX04

Another Permit another fee... Oregon only so far.

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VLX04

Anyone seen this yet, It's comming to a River or Lake near you... You can find the full story on oregonlive.com,( On the Plus Side, It looks like a free boat wash at the dock)

Bill Monroe: Questions and answers about new boating permit

By Bill Monroe, Special to The Oregonian

December 26, 2009, 10:00AM

ross-island-paddlersjpg-958aa2de12e3dddc_medium.jpgView full sizeFredrick D. Joe/The Oregonian/1998Beginning Jan. 1, motorized and manually powered watercraft -- including kayaks and driftboats -- will need a permit designed to raise money to fight invasive species.In the final hours of the 2009 Oregon Legislative session, the conservation/

environmental community shepherded a sleeper onto a fast track and had it signed, sealed and shipped off to the Oregon State Marine Board as quickly and cleanly as a canoe paddle slicing the glassy surface of a lake.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit will be required of just about everyone who runs a craft on an Oregon waterway. It must be aboard all registered (motorized, including electric) boats and manually operated craft 10 feet or longer.

Oregon, as with most other western states, has launched a desperate battle to keep dangerously prolific exotic aquatics outside its borders.

Considering 180,000 registered boats (not counting those of non-residents) and an estimated 100,000 additional non-motorized craft, the permit system should raise about $2.3 million to pay for five regional inspection teams, education and outreach materials, voluntary boat inspections and decontamination of infested boats.

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.

The new $5 permit, however, ($7 including the dealer's fee) has the state's boaters (and many in Washington) scratching their heads as they attempt to figure out where they fit into the regulatory oarlocks.

With the help of Ashley Massey, spokeswoman for the state Marine Board, here are the basics of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits:

Who needs the permit: Operators 14 years and older of all floating recreational craft 10 feet and longer, including motorized craft normally requiring registration, rowboats, sailboats (Note: sailboats longer than 12 feet already require registration; the permit must be held by operators of sailboats measuring 10 to 12 feet.), kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. The Marine Board will rule on any questionable craft. Surfboards are excluded.

All motorized boats currently registered in Oregon will be automatically assessed with biennial registrations. If your renewal is not due until 2010, your boat doesn't need the permit until Jan. 1, 2011.

Operators of qualifying manually powered boats (10 feet and longer) must buy a permit from an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife license agent or re-seller.

Cost: $7 (includes $2 agent fee) for the resident and non-resident permit for manually powered craft; $5 for the registered boat tag; $22 for a non-resident registered boat (includes $2 agent fee).

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JayHoy

Link inop :(

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Pistol Pete

$7 to try to prevent something that will hampen your boating experience is not that bad to me.

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martinarcher

PA has already done this. I'm not sure what their reason for charging to use a kayak is.

PA calls it a "Use Permit" for any unpowered boat on a state waterway. It's not advertised very heavily as you see a lot of canoes with official $35 registrations instead of the $8 "Use Permits".

This seems like a different deal though and a just cause. I know the Zebra Mussels that invaded lake Erie 5-10 years ago were a big big problem.

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obski

Oh well.

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skurfer

I have no problem paying for this to stop invasive species like the zebra mussel.....Ironic that Idaho (usually conservative and against legislation) made this a rule last year. I think it's $10 there. Having been through the Ross Island no wake debate, I would like to see all kayaks, etc. have to pay registration. It's amazing the attention they have of the OSMB without paying into the fund?

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Molarbu

Idaho started that last year. It's 10 bucks for us which isn't too bad considering all the other boating costs. It has paid for some signs and several crews of flunkies to stop you before you launch and look at the bottom of the boat if you're coming in from another state.

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Malibudude

First it's not just another fee, but a long line of them and they all add up. This is a gov't system and as history has proven time and time again they completely are unable to actually produce a comprehensive plan and workers whom are smarter than dirt. Given this bill was thrown in late at night is just another example of the gov’ts sophistry. The problem still exists with international shipping that empty ballast in different ports. According to my DFG this issue isn’t possible to prevent it’s just a matter of when, as there are way too many variables to make it work. This new fee (tax) is just to give more jobs and increase gov’t size. There are plenty of other programs and/or positions that can be cut to pay for it, what a joke.

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obski

I have no problem paying for this to stop invasive species like the zebra mussel.....Ironic that Idaho (usually conservative and against legislation) made this a rule last year. I think it's $10 there. Having been through the Ross Island no wake debate, I would like to see all kayaks, etc. have to pay registration. It's amazing the attention they have of the OSMB without paying into the fund?

Actually what is funny about this fee is that any operator of a boat, motorized or not, over 10' needs to pay for a permit. Those that have kayaks and such are not happy with the fact that they will now have to pay for a permit. It remains to be seen if they will actually pay for one and have it enforced. They need to go buy one, while those of us with a power boat that is registered with the marine board will have the fee automatically added onto our registration.

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WakeGirl

Like this is going to do any good, give me a break.

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BillFooter

The word 'fee' and 'permit' are just substitute descriptions for TAX.

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Woodski

Zebra mussels and now the Asian Carp are the invasive species du jour in Michigan. The unfortunate reality is that as the Wal*Mart nation (massive importers of cheap non domestic goods) this problem will contiue to expand to a variety of marine / plant / animal and human life. If we continue to want cheap shipped goods from far corners of the globe, we will have to pay via taxation the ways the government will reactively try to stop whatever invasion exists at the time. This is one cost of globilization v. the gains we see in other areas. Government solutions pretty much use a big paintbrush to solve the problem and roll in lots of non violators when the rule is enacted, which also distributes the cost across many rather than a few (which might be the only actual violators).

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