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08.01.03.00.htm 08.01.03.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 03 Off-Road Vehicles Authority: Natural Resources Article, §1-104 and 5-209, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.01.03.01.htm 08.01.03.01. 01 Application.. A. This chapter applies to any motorized vehicle that falls within the definition of off-road vehicle in Regulation .02B(8) of this chapter.B. Except as provided in this chapter, an off-road vehicle may not be operated on a forest or park trail designated in Regulation .11 of this chapter.C. Emergency and Departmental vehicles are exempted from this chapter.. D. The following are exempted from provisions of this chapter if the vehicle use is an approved Depa
08.01.03.02.htm 08.01.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute.. 2) "ASTM" means the American Society for Testing and Materials.. 3) “Commissioned officer” means a forest or park warden, or forest or park ranger, having the authority stated in Natural Resources Article, §5-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, or Natural Resources police officer having the authority stated in Natura
08.01.03.03.htm 08.01.03.03. 03 Registration and Licensing Requirements for Operating ORVs on Designated Areas.. A. Restrictions.. 1) Subject to the restrictions of §A(2)5) of this regulation, an individual may operate an ORV in the areas designated in Regulation .11 of this chapter.2) The operator shall be:. a) The holder of a valid driver's license which is in the operator's possession;. b) The holder of a Maryland instruction and examination learner's permit, which is in the operator's
08.01.03.04.htm 08.01.03.04. 04 Disposition of Proceeds.. The Department shall use the service charges, collected under Regulation .03C of this chapter, to promote use of ORVs by:A. Identifying and posting ORV trails for use;. B. Acquiring, developing, and managing ORV trails; and. C. Patrolling and maintaining ORV trails..
08.01.03.05.htm 08.01.03.05. 05 ORV Standards.. A. An ORV may not be operated on Departmental lands unless it conforms to applicable State laws and regulations relating to registration, operation, and inspection requirements, and is equipped with:1) At least one headlight and one red tail light that are operational between sundown and sunrise; and2) A muffler or other effective noise suppression system in good working order that is:. a) In constant operation,. b) Maintained and operated in a manner to prevent
08.01.03.06.htm 08.01.03.06. 06 Operating Requirements for ORVs on Department Lands.. A. Operating Requirements.. 1) Snowmobiles may be operated only on ORV trails designated for snowmobile use.. 2) A snowmobile may be used on trails designated for its use from December 15 through March 15 of each year, except for certain trails which may be closed to facilitate hunting activity during firearms season or other seasonal special events.3) The manager may open or close trails at any time of the year based upon
08.01.03.07.htm 08.01.03.07. 07 Reporting Accidents.. A. The operator of an ORV involved in an accident shall contact the Department Communications Center as listed on the online confirmation if the vehicle is in an accident which involves death or injury of an individual.B. The operator of an ORV involved in an accident shall provide the following information to the Department Communication Center:1) Registration number of the ORV or vehicles involved;. 2) Location of the accident;.
08.01.03.08.htm 08.01.03.08. 08 Noise Level Limits and Enforcement Schedules.. A. Exception. This regulation does not apply to devices used solely for the purpose of warning, protecting, or alerting the public of the existence of an emergency situation.B. Snowmobiles.. 1) An individual may not operate a snowmobile on Department lands that produces a maximum noise exceeding the noise level limits set forth in §B(2) of this regulation, measured at a distance not less than 50 feet from the poi
08.01.03.09.htm 08.01.03.09. 09 Violations.. An individual who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to the provisions of Natural Resources Article, §5-1301, Annotated Code of Maryland, in addition to any penalties under Criminal Law Article, §6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
08.01.03.10.htm 08.01.03.10. 10 ORV Trail Designation Procedure.. A. ORV trails are generally described in this regulation and identified on the location maps in Regulation .12 of this chapter.B. Before acquiring or designating a trail or road for off-road use, the Department shall:. 1) Give public notice of the proposed new trail or road;. 2) Collect public comment; and. 3) Place signs on designated ORV trails..
08.01.03.11.htm 08.01.03.11. 11 Designated Trails.. A. The following areas are designated ORV trails.. B. Garrett State Forest in Garrett County.. 1) The trails listed in this regulation may only be used in accordance with this regulation.. 2) Piney Mountain Trail (Map Number 1). a) The Piney Mountain Trail beginning at the Sang Run-Cranesville Road and ending at the intersection of the Piney Mountain Road and the unnamed dirt road may be used by:
08.01.03.12.htm 08.01.03.12. 12 Official Maps.. Map 1 ― Garrett State Forest, Piney Mountain Trail, Garrett County, MD ― see Map 1.. Map 2 ― Garrett State Forest, Snaggy Mountain Trail, Garrett County, MD ― see Map 2.. Map 3 ― Potomac State Forest, Wallman/Laurel Run Trail, Garrett County, MD ― see Map 3.. Map 4 ― Potomac State Forest, Backbone Mountain Trail, Garrett County, MD ― see Map 4.. Map 5 ― Savage River State Forest, Margraff Plantation Trail, Garrett County, MD ― see Map 5..
08.01.03.9999.htm 08.01.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 25, 1974 (1:6 Md. R. 279). Regulation .03A, B amended effective July 1, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 590). Regulations .03B, .07A amended effective January 5, 1977 (4:1 Md. R. 17). Regulation .07B amended effective July 1, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 590). Regulations .09 and .10 adopted effective July 1, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 590) ―. Chapter revised effective November 3, 1986 (13:22 Md. R. 2395) ―. Regulations .01―11 repealed and new Regulations .0
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