2017 ORS 830.015¹
Application of ORS 830.005, 830.015 to 830.050, 830.175, 830.210 to 830.420 and 830.475 to 830.490
  • exemptions

(1) ORS 830.005 (Definitions for chapter), 830.015 (Application of ORS 830.005, 830.015 to 830.050, 830.175, 830.210 to 830.420 and 830.475 to 830.490) to 830.050 (Reporting lost boat), 830.175 (Regulations for specific areas), 830.210 (Operating improperly equipped boat prohibited) to 830.420 (Minimum equipment requirements for rental or charter boats) and 830.475 (Duties of operators and witnesses at accidents) to 830.490 (Confidential nature of report) apply to all boats operated in the waters of this state.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, ORS 830.005 (Definitions for chapter), 830.015 (Application of ORS 830.005, 830.015 to 830.050, 830.175, 830.210 to 830.420 and 830.475 to 830.490) to 830.050 (Reporting lost boat), 830.175 (Regulations for specific areas), 830.210 (Operating improperly equipped boat prohibited) to 830.420 (Minimum equipment requirements for rental or charter boats) and 830.475 (Duties of operators and witnesses at accidents) to 830.490 (Confidential nature of report) do not apply to a boat when application of the statutes would be inconsistent with federal law or regulations or to a boat that is:

(a) A foreign boat operated temporarily in the waters of this state.

(b) A boat owned and operated by the United States or by an entity of the United States.

(c) A ship’s lifeboat used solely for lifesaving purposes.

(d) A boat belonging to a class of boats that has been exempted from the provisions of ORS 830.705 (Applicability of numbering, title and license requirements), 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat), 830.785 (Application for boat number), 830.795 (Issuance of certificate of number and validation stickers) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title) by the State Marine Board as provided in ORS 830.110 (Powers and duties of board).

(3) Notwithstanding an exemption provided to a class of boats in subsection (2) of this section, a boat that would otherwise be exempt from regulation because the boat is of a class specified in subsection (2) of this section is not exempt if the boat is a:

(a) Passenger vessel of less than 100 gross tons;

(b) Commercial vessel that is not required to be inspected under federal law; or

(c) Publicly owned recreational vessel. [Formerly 488.021; 1993 c.18 §172; 2005 c.65 §1]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.