2017 ORS 830.908¹
Definitions for ORS 830.908 to 830.948

As used in ORS 830.908 (Definitions for ORS 830.908 to 830.948) to 830.948 (Salvaged Vessel Subaccount):

(1) “Abandoned vessel” means a vessel that has been left without authorization on public or private land, the waters of this state, or any other water.

(2) “Business day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday as described in ORS 187.010 (Legal holidays).

(3) “Derelict vessel” means a vessel that is on the waters of this state and that is:

(a) Sunk or in imminent danger of sinking;

(b) Obstructing a waterway;

(c) Endangering life or property; or

(d) In such dilapidated condition that it is in danger of becoming a significant environmental hazard as evidenced by repeated and documented instances of leaking fuel, sewage or other pollutants.

(4) “Enforcement agency” means a law enforcement agency, a federal agency, the State Marine Board or any other public body, as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), that has responsibility for land or water on which an abandoned vessel or a derelict vessel is located.

(5) “Owner” means a person who has a property interest in a vessel.

(6)(a) “Vessel” means a boat, a boathouse as defined in ORS 830.700 (Definitions for ORS 830.060 to 830.140 and 830.700 to 830.870), a floating home as defined in ORS 830.700 (Definitions for ORS 830.060 to 830.140 and 830.700 to 830.870), or any other floating structure that is normally secured to a pier or pilings.

(b) “Vessel” does not include a dock as defined in ORS 307.120 (Property owned or leased by municipalities, dock commissions, airport districts or ports). [2013 c.680 §2]

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.