(1)“Approved Course Provider” is any individual or organization who instructs or provides a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating safety classroom, equivalency exam, or internet course and who has been approved by the Oregon State Marine Board.
(2)“Boating Safety Education Card” is the card required by ORS 830.086 (Boating safety education card) and 830.094 (Boating safety education card required to operate motorboat). This card, issued by the Marine Board, certifies that the person named on the card has passed a boating safety education course and examination and is authorized to operate a boat in Oregon under ORS 830.082 (Mandatory boating safety education program) to 830.096 (Conditional suspension of fine for violation of boating safety requirements).
(3)“Boating Safety Education Course” is any NASBLA approved course of instruction that is offered by an approved course provider and concludes with an examination containing at least 50 questions including a minimum of 10 specific questions about Oregon boating laws.
(4)“Correspondence Course and Self-Test” means a boating safety education course and examination provided by the Marine Board that is taken at home without a proctor. This correspondence course and self-test will satisfy minimum standard of boating safety education completion only for those individuals who have qualified for hardship status.
(5)“Direct Supervision” occurs when a person maintains close visual and verbal contact with, provides adequate direction to, and can immediately assume control of a motorboat from the operator of a motorboat.
(a)A person who is water skiing, or is in the cabin of a boat is not considered to be in direct supervision.
(b)A youth age 12 to 15 operating a personal watercraft while training for or competing in a Marine Board-sanctioned event as described in OAR 250-021-0036 (Youth Competitions and Training) is considered to be under direct supervision.
(6)“Equivalency Exam” is a comprehensive written examination created by the Marine Board containing at least 75 questions including a minimum of 15 specific questions about Oregon boating laws. The equivalency exam is intended to provide experienced boat operators the opportunity to meet the minimum standard of boating safety education without having to take a boating safety course.
(7)“Hardship” means a situation or condition that prevents an individual from attending a boating safety course or taking an equivalency exam in person within a reasonable amount of time or within reasonably close proximity to the individual’s place of residence. The situation or condition must also keep the individual from taking an approved Internet course. A hardship situation may allow an individual to utilize a correspondence course and self-test provided by the Marine Board to meet the minimum standard of boating safety education. An individual must submit a written request for hardship status. The Marine Board director or his designee has the authority to grant or deny hardship status.
(8)“Internet Course” is any NASBLA-approved boating safety education course of instruction that is offered through the internet by an approved course provider and concludes with an examination containing at least 75 questions including a minimum of 15 specific questions about Oregon boating laws.
(10)“Minimum Standard of Boating Safety Education” means a standard of proficiency established by the Marine Board based on the standards set by NASBLA that determine whether an applicant for a boater education card has met or exceeded the requirements of a boating safety education course, equivalency exam, internet course, or correspondence course and self-test.
(12)“Proctor” is an individual who is a member of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, Marine Patrol, or other public safety organization or whose organization has been approved by the Marine Board to administer an equivalency exam. A “proctor” may also be a public official such as a librarian or community college instructor who has been approved by the Marine Board to administer an equivalency exam.
(13)“Proof of Completion” is a document verifying that an individual has achieved the minimum standard for boating safety education competency as determined by the Marine Board.
(14)“Temporary Boating Safety Education Card” is a document issued by the Marine Board or an approved course provider allowing the bearer to operate a motorboat in Oregon for a period of time not to exceed 30 days.
(18)“Watercraft Rental Safety Checklist” is a document provided by the Marine Board that consists of selected facts about Oregon boating laws that a rental or livery agent is required to present to renters/operators of motorboats and must be read and checked by the renter or operator of the motorboat before a motorboat can be rented and operated.
Rule 250-018-0010 — Definitions,