OAR 250-026-0055
Vessel Turn-in Program Grants


Grants are available to public agencies to sponsor a vessel turn-in program. These programs will allow owners to surrender vessels at risk of becoming abandoned or derelict before the vessels damage the environment or become a hazard to navigation.


Recreational vessels, acknowledged by the Board, in danger of becoming abandoned or derelict are eligible for removal through a vessel turn-in grant. The owner of the vessel must:


Surrender the vessel by signing a release of interest on the certificate of title;


Provide the title to the public agency; or


If the title is lost, sign an alternative release of interest document as approved by the Board.


Any public agency may submit a proposal to the Board for a vessel turn-in grant to be funded in part from the Salvaged Vessel Subaccount. Proposals must be submitted in writing by mail, email, or fax.


The proposal for a vessel turn-in program grant must include a description of:


How the turn-in program will be advertised or how boats will be identified for surrender;


The dates and times for any turn-in events;


The location of any turn-in events;


The criteria used by the public agency to determine if a vessel was in danger of being an abandoned vessel or a derelict vessel and was likely to cause damage to the environment or become a hazard to navigation;


A description of how surrendered boats will be removed and disposed of;


An estimate of the number of boats that will be surrendered;


An itemized list of expenses associated with the turn-in program;


The total amount of funds requested; and


Any cash or in-kind match to be provided by the public agency.


The Board will review the proposed vessel turn-in program. Grant decisions will be based upon criteria outlined in 250-026-0055 (Vessel Turn-in Program Grants)(4)(a)–(i), as well as, funds available in the Salvaged Vessel Subaccount. The Board will provide its decision in writing.


If the Board approves the vessel turn-in program grant, the Board will prepare an Intergovernmental Project Agreement for signature by the parties prior to the grant award.

Source: Rule 250-026-0055 — Vessel Turn-in Program Grants, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=250-026-0055.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 250-026-0055’s source at or​.us