Skip to Main Content
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page

12 records match your request.

FileAbstract
08.18.01.00.htm 08.18.01.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 18 BOATING ― SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS Chapter 01 General Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-101, 8-703, and 8-704, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.18.01.01.htm 08.18.01.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this subtitle is to develop a safe, comprehensive management plan for vessels on waters of the State, establish speed limits on certain areas, and designate some areas for specific use.
08.18.01.02.htm 08.18.01.02. 02 Exceptions.. This subtitle does not apply to:. A. An activity listed below in this section, if approved by the Department or United States Coast Guard:1) Vessel engaged in a professional exhibition,. 2) Regatta,. 3) Motorboat race, or other boat race,. 4) Marine parade, or. 5) Tournament or exhibition; and. B. Law enforcement vessels..
08.18.01.03.htm 08.18.01.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Act” means the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 (85 Stat. 213 46 U.S.C. 1451, et seq.. 2) “Arc of swing” means the circumference of the circle the radius of which is formed by the mooring line and the chain and the vessel.3) “Army Corps Permit for Controlled Water Ski Course” is a legal document issued by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers permitting the applicant to place
08.18.01.04.htm 08.18.01.04. 04 Rules of the Road.. A. An individual operating a vessel on waters of the State shall comply with the:. 1) Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980, 33 CFR §83―90, as amended; and. 2) International Navigational Rules Act of 1977, 33 CFR §80―82, as amended.. B. A person may not operate or give permission to operate a vessel at a speed which would be unsafe under the existing circumstances and conditions. In determining unsafe speed under existing circumstances and conditions, the
08.18.01.05.htm 08.18.01.05. 05 General Operation of Boats.. A person may not operate or give permission to operate any motorboat or any vessel in a:. A. Reckless manner to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person; or. B. Negligent manner to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person..
08.18.01.06.htm 08.18.01.06. 06 Water Skiing ― Towed Devices Requirements.. A. A motorboat towing an individual or individuals on water skis, aquaplane, or other similar device shall keep at all times at least 100 feet from the shore, wharf, pier, piling, jetty, bridge structure or abutment, or an individual or individuals in the water. When passing another vessel, the operator of the towing vessel shall stay at least 100 feet away from the other vessel.B. Towlines may not be more than 75 feet in length
08.18.01.07.htm 08.18.01.07. 07 Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicants.. An individual may not operate a vessel on the waters of Maryland while under the influence of alcohol, or any narcotic, drug, or barbiturate.
08.18.01.08.htm 08.18.01.08. 08 Boating on White Water Portions of Designated Stream Segments.. A. The provisions of this regulation apply to boating on any white water portion of stream segments designated in this regulation, but do not apply to stream segments not designated in this regulation.B. For purposes of this regulation, "white water portion" means any portion of a designated stream segment which has any of the criteria characteristics described in §C of this regulation.C. The Department of Natu
08.18.01.09.htm 08.18.01.09. 09 Wake Surfing.. A person may not operate or give permission to operate a watercraft for the purpose of wake surfing less than 200 feet from a shoreline, marine structure (pier, dock, piling, jetty, bridge structure, abutment, bulkhead, regulatory buoy, channel marker, floating platform anchored to the bottom and used for embarking and disembarking from boats, swimming or water skiing) and other vessels operating in the area or at anchor or moored or an individua
08.18.01.10.htm 08.18.01.10. 10 Artificial Ballast.. A manufacturer’s label shall be affixed to any portable ballast tank identifying the maximum capacity in gallons and/or weight in pounds and combined with the occupants may not exceed the maximum carrying capacity of the vessel as listed on the USCG loading label.
08.18.01.9999.htm 08.18.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 3, 1992 (19:2 Md. R. 153). Regulation .03B amended effective October 14, 2002 (29:20 Md. R. 1587) October 29. 2012 (39:21 Md. R. 1377) April 1, 2013 (40:6 Md. R. 472) March 28, 2016 (43:6 Md. R. 405) March 13, 2017 (44:5 Md. R. 291)Regulation .04A amended effective March 22, 2021 (48:6 Md. R. 237). Regulation .06 amended effective September 28, 1992 (19:19 Md. R. 1704) June 20, 1994 (21:12 Md. R. 1060)
<< Back | Return to Main COMAR Search Page