2007 ORS 196.438¹
Ocean Policy Advisory Council
  • members
  • term of office
  • quorum

(1) The Governor shall establish an Ocean Policy Advisory Council that is staffed by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and other departments as the Governor deems necessary. The council shall be composed of:

(a) The Governor or the Governor’s designee, as a nonvoting member;

(b) The director or the director’s designee of the following agencies, as nonvoting members:

(A) Department of Environmental Quality;

(B) State Department of Fish and Wildlife;

(C) State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries;

(D) Department of Land Conservation and Development;

(E) Department of State Lands;

(F) Parks and Recreation Department;

(G) State Department of Agriculture; and

(H) On behalf of the State Board of Higher Education, the director or director’s designee of Oregon State University, Sea Grant College;

(c) A member of the governing body of Coos, Curry, Douglas or Lane County to be appointed by the Governor, chosen in consultation with and with the approval of a majority of the members of the governing bodies of Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane Counties;

(d) A member of the governing body of Clatsop, Lincoln or Tillamook County to be appointed by the Governor, chosen in consultation with and with the approval of a majority of the members of the governing bodies of Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties;

(e) An elected city official from a coastal city bordering the territorial sea to be appointed by the Governor with advice from an Oregon coastal zone management association;

(f) A representative of each of the following ocean interests, to be appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to section 4, Article III, Oregon Constitution:

(A) Commercial ocean fisheries of the North Coast from Newport north;

(B) Commercial ocean fisheries of the South Coast south of Newport;

(C) Charter, sport or recreation ocean fisheries of the North Coast from Newport north;

(D) Charter, sport or recreation ocean fisheries of the South Coast south of Newport;

(E) Ports marine navigation or transportation;

(F) Coastal nonfishing recreation interests of surfing, diving, kayaking or windsurfing;

(G) A coastal conservation or environmental organization;

(H) Oregon Indian tribes appointed after consultation with the Commission on Indian Services;

(I) A coastwide organization representing a majority of small ports and local governments, as a nonvoting member; and

(J) A statewide conservation or environmental organization; and

(g) Two representatives of the public, at least one of whom shall be a resident of a county bordering the territorial sea, to be appointed by the Governor.

(2) The term of office of each member appointed by the Governor is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(3) A majority of the voting members of the council constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) The voting members of the council shall elect a person from among the membership to chair the council. [1991 c.501 §6; 2003 c.744 §8]

Note: 196.438 (Ocean Policy Advisory Council) to 196.448 (Member compensation) were added to and made a part of 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515) to 196.515 (Short title) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­196.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.