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08.18.04.00.htm 08.18.04.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 18 BOATING ― SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS Chapter 04 Safety Equipment Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-704 and 8-712, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.18.04.01.htm 08.18.04.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Aground" means a vessel that is touching the bottom and unable to move.. 2) "Underway" means a vessel that is not aground, at anchor, or tied to shore.. 3) "Upper Potomac River" means that portion of the Potomac River and its tributaries above the Maryland/District of Columbia boundary near Little Falls.
08.18.04.02.htm 08.18.04.02. 02 Life Saving Equipment.. A. The operator of each vessel not subject to inspection by the Coast Guard shall be required to carry one lifesaving device of a type approved by the Coast Guard for each person aboard.B. In this regulation the term "vessel" has the meaning stated in COMAR 08.04.01.25 and includes any sailboat, ice boat, sailboard, canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddle boat, raft, or any other device capable of being used as a means of transportation on water or ice.
08.18.04.03.htm 08.18.04.03. 03 Equipment.. The classes of boats and vessels and the equipment required on them shall be controlled by those classifications and equipment requirements set out and contained within the Federal Boat Act of 1940, the Federal Boat Act of 1958, the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971, Title 33, Sub-Chapter S, Code of Federal Regulations and Title 46, Sub-Chapter C, Code of Federal Regulations, and as they may be amended or superseded hereafter.
08.18.04.04.htm 08.18.04.04. 04 Upper Potomac River Life Saving Equipment.. A. Except for persons aboard a vessel operating under a current Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection and in compliance with current Coast Guard regulations, a person aboard a vessel, raft, or tube shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while underway on the Upper Potomac River and its tributaries, during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. each November 15
08.18.04.9999.htm 08.18.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 10, 1974 (1:1 Md. R. 23). Chapter renumbered effective June 23, 1976 (3:13 Md. R. 721). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective June 10, 1987 (14:14 Md. R. 1564) emergency status expired October 10, 1987Regulation .01 amended effective January 14, 1988 (15:1 Md. R. 18). Regulations .01 and .02 recodified as Regulations .02 and .03, respectively, and new Regulations .01 and .04 adopted as an em
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