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08.15.04.00.htm 08.15.04.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 15 YOUGHIOGHENY WILD RIVER Chapter 04 Commercial Whitewater Boating Safety Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-402(b) 8-409(b)1)ii) 8-409(b)3) and 5-209(a) Annotated Code of Maryland
08.15.04.01.htm 08.15.04.01. 01 Purpose.. A. The purpose of these regulations is to regulate use and development in the scenic corridor where the use and development would affect the primitive qualities and characteristics of the wild river segment of the Youghiogheny River.B. The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland General Assembly are aware that recreational use of the Youghiogheny River has increased considerably in the last several years and that commercial whit
08.15.04.02.htm 08.15.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Canoe" means a vessel paddled from a kneeling position and propelled with a single-bladed paddle.2) "Commercial whitewater outfitter" means any outfitter operating from within or from without the State, which for monetary profit or gain provides whitewater trips or rents whitewater craft or equipment for use in whitewater trips and which meets the requirements of Regula
08.15.04.03.htm 08.15.04.03. 03 Commercial Whitewater Outfitter's Annual Operating Permit.. A. A commercial whitewater outfitter may not conduct commercial whitewater trips on the Youghiogheny Wild River unless the outfitter obtains an annual commercial whitewater outfitter's annual operating permit from the Department through the Youghiogheny River Manager, Youghiogheny Wild River Management Area, Rt. 2, Box 69-C, Swanton, Md. 21561.B. To qualify for a commercial whitewater outfitter's annual operating perm
08.15.04.04.htm 08.15.04.04. 04 Commercial Whitewater Outfitter's Operational Requirements.. A. The total number of whitewater craft permitted to be transported between Sang Run and Friendsville per day by all outfitters may not exceed 33, except that the Youghiogheny Wild River manager has the authority to increase the total number of whitewater craft to 51 during periods of sufficient navigable flow.B. A commercial whitewater outfitter shall inform each customer verbally and in writing that:.
08.15.04.05.htm 08.15.04.05. 05 Whitewater Guide.. A. Whitewater guides shall be registered annually by the Department. Application for registration shall be made on a form supplied by the Department, through the Youghiogheny Wild River manager, and may be made by mail.B. The Department shall register as a whitewater guide an applicant who:. 1) Is at least 18 years old.. 2) Submits a certificate that the applicant has sufficient experience on whitewater, including sufficient experience on the Y
08.15.04.06.htm 08.15.04.06. 06 Safety and Equipment.. A. A whitewater craft shall:. 1) Have a minimum of three air chambers and be capable of supporting a weight equal to 50 percent of its maximum carrying capacity with the largest compartment deflated;2) Be constructed of a tough, durable, fabric-reinforced material suitable for whitewater use;. 3) Be clearly marked with the outfitter's name or logo;. 4) Carry on board a full-length paddle for each customer and guide; and. 5) Be visually inspected
08.15.04.07.htm 08.15.04.07. 07 General Requirements.. A. An individual may not:. 1) Discard trash, litter, trip equipment, or any other refuse in the Youghiogheny Wild River or within the boundaries of the scenic corridor;2) Trespass on, injure, remove, or destroy property or vegetation within the Youghiogheny Wild River scenic corridor; or3) Kindle, build, or have an open fire within the Youghiogheny River scenic corridor.. B. Violation of any of these regulations shall result in:. 1) The suspension, revoca
08.15.04.9999.htm 08.15.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 3, 1989 (16:6 Md. R. 727). Regulation .03F adopted as an emergency provision effective April 6, 1989 (16:8 Md. R. 904). Regulations .02―06 amended as an emergency provision effective March 9, 1990 (17:7 Md. R. 843) adopted permanently effective June 25, 1990 (17:12 Md. R. 1493)Regulation .03A amended effective November 8, 1993 (20:22 Md. R. 1707). Regulation .04A, C amended effective November 8, 1993 (20:22 Md. R. 1707).
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