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28.03.010 Responsibility.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176955, 181437 and 183597, effective April 9, 2010.)  The Director shall administer and enforce the provisions of Title 28 except that the Harbor Master shall have the responsibility for the initial and periodic inspection of existing moorages as well as the permitting, testing and inspection of standpipes.  In the event that the Harbor Master determines a violation of Title 28 has occurred at a moorage within the jurisdiction of the Harbor Master, such violation shall be reported to the Director who will then have the enforcement authority thereof.  The Director may authorize the Harbor Master to enforce the provisions of Title 28 on behalf of the Director.  The Director may render interpretations of Title 28 and adopt policies and procedures in conformance with the intent and purpose of this Title.  The Director shall seek the advice and opinions of members of the River Community as represented by the River Community Advisory Committee during this process, but the Director shall have the final authority for rendering interpretations and adopting policies and procedures.

The State of Oregon Marine Board shall have responsibility for issuance of a certificate of title and identifying number plate for floating homes, combo-structures and boathouses.   Issuance by the State of a title and identifying number plate does not certify that a floating home, combo-structure or boathouse is in compliance with the provisions of Title 28 or any other construction standard.  Owners of floating structures are responsible for displaying the required identifying number plate on the floating structure, so that the plate is readily visible from the walkway providing access to the structure.

Nothing in this Title is intended to displace or conflict with any other applicable federal or state statute, rule or regulation nor grant any exemptions from such federal or state regulations.