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The Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee (LCRHSC) is an open forum comprised of public and private stakeholders in Oregon and SW Washington with vital interests in assuring safe navigation to protect the environment, property and personnel on the waterways within the Lower Columbia Region.

stakeholders accomplish the mission by adopting or developing appropriate standards and guidelines that address environmental and operational elements of maritime operations unique to the Lower Columbia Region.

The LCRHSC provides an inclusive, cooperative and equitable venue for
addressing waterways issues to ensure the continuation and improvement of prudent management practices for our local waterways. Throughout the process, the LCRHSC strives to ensure reliable and efficient marine transportation.

The Lower Columbia Region encompasses the Columbia River and its navigable tributaries from the seaward approaches to the Columbia River Bar to Bonneville Dam.



Click here for a copy of the complete Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Plan. 2016 Updated Version is NOW AVAILABLE!

** Lightering Guidelines have been updated since the July 2016 meeting to reflect corrections to the USCG Sector Columbia River contact information. Please update your copy accordingly!**

We recommend vessel agents place a copy of this plan on board upon vessel arrivals in the Columbia River.
Harbor Safety Plan Flyer

Click here for a copy of the Harbor Safety Plan flyer - an introduction the the Harbor Safety Plan. 
This flyer is intended for distribution to the entire maritime community of the Lower Columbia Region. 










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