Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee

"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."

Harbor Safety Plan

The Harbor Safety Plan of the Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Committee is an informational and educational tool. The Plan complements the existing regulations and advises mariners of unique conditions and requirements that may be encountered in the Lower Columbia Region. Local experts from industry, regulatory agencies, and the public developed these standards to provide guidelines for mariners operating in the Columbia River.

Upcoming LCRHSC Meeting

Next Meeting: January 9th Managing Board: 1330-1405 hrs General Membership: 1415-1530 hrs   Download>> Meeting Agenda Millennium Bulk Terminals 4029 Industrial Way, Longview, WA 98632

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Make Way

Large Vessels MUST navigate within the channel. By Law, small vessels must give ships and barges room to safely pass. Failure to do so can

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About Us

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.

LCRHSC 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.

Committee Membership Includes:

  • Vessel Operators
  • Port and Vessel Service
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Pilots
  • Associations
  • State Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • Tribal Representatives