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08.18.35.00.htm 08.18.35.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 18 BOATING ― SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS Chapter 35 Jennings Randolph Lake Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-703.2 and 8-738, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.18.35.01.htm 08.18.35.01. 01 Purpose.. A. This chapter is applicable to and designed for the protection of Jennings Randolph Lake as a natural resource and to provide a pleasant and safe family-oriented facility for the enjoyment of water-related activities.B. Jennings Randolph Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility sharing a common boundary with Maryland and West Virginia. The states have been granted concurrent enforcement authority on the project, as to the land and the water areas. The stat
08.18.35.02.htm 08.18.35.02. 02 Exceptions.. This chapter does not apply to:. A. Upon prior approval of the event by the Lake manager, the following activities:. 1) Vessels engaged in a professional exhibition;. 2) Regattas;. 3) Boat races;. 4) Marine parades; and. 5) Tournaments or exhibitions;. B. Law enforcement vessels; and. C. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or its agency vessels..
08.18.35.03.htm 08.18.35.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Controlled dangerous substance" means those drugs listed in Criminal Law Article, §5-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Diver down" means that a person is engaged in diving in the immediate area.. 3) "Lake" means the area of pooled water located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia, formed by the Jennings Rando
08.18.35.04.htm 08.18.35.04. 04 Boating on Jennings Randolph Lake.. A. A person operating a vessel on waters of Jennings Randolph Lake shall comply with the Federal Inland Navigation Rules Act of 1980, 33 CFR 84―90.B. Except where specifically regulated in this chapter, an operator of a vessel on the Lake shall comply with current U.S. Coast Guard regulations including:1) Safety equipment;. 2) Personal flotation devices that are:. a) Type I, II, III, or, when worn, Type V devices;.
08.18.35.05.htm 08.18.35.05. 05 Noise Level Limits.. A. A person may not operate, or give permission to operate, a vessel that emits a maximum noise level exceeding 90dB(A)B. Noise level limits shall be measured using the procedures contained in the marine environment noise level measurement procedure SAE J 2005, as incorporated by reference in COMAR 08.18.03.C. Mufflers.. 1) The exhaust of an inboard internal combustion engine of a vessel operated on the Lake shall be:. a) Equipped with a muffle
08.18.35.06.htm 08.18.35.06. 06 Personal Watercraft.. A. Except as noted in this chapter, personal watercraft shall comply with the laws and regulations governing Class A vessels as set forth in U.S. Coast Guard regulations.B. A person may not operate or give permission to operate a personal watercraft for the purpose of towing a person on water skis, aquaplane, or similar device, unless the personal watercraft:1) Has a capacity of three persons that includes the:. a) Driver;.
08.18.35.07.htm 08.18.35.07. 07 Water Skiing.. A. A person may not:. 1) Operate a vessel while towing a person on water skis, surfboard, or similar device unless:. a) The operator is 12 years old or older, and. b) There is an observer who is 12 years old or older or the vessel is equipped with a wide-angle rear-view mirror; and2) Engage in water skiing, surf boarding, or similar activity between the hours of sunset and sunrise.B. A person operating a vessel while towing a person on water skis, aquapla
08.18.35.08.htm 08.18.35.08. 08 Sailboards.. A. The operator of a sailboard may meet the requirement to carry one life saving device for each person on board by wearing the following equipment so that positive buoyancy is provided to the operator:1) Neoprene wetsuit or drysuit;. 2) Closed-cell foam design padded chest, waist, or seat harness; or. 3) Combination of the equipment specified in §A(1) and (2) of this regulation.. B. From October 15 to May 15, inclusive, an operator of a sailboard shall w
08.18.35.09.htm 08.18.35.09. 09 Skin and Scuba Diving.. A. Exception. The provisions of this regulation do not apply to professional skin or scuba divers:. 1) Engaged in demolition, salvage, construction, rescue, or repair work during the regular course of business; and2) Who are registered with the Lake manager.. B. Skin and scuba diving is permitted in all areas of the Lake except:. 1) Restricted areas which are:. a) Above the dam, and. b) Around the intake tower;. 2) Heavily traveled boat lanes;.
08.18.35.10.htm 08.18.35.10. 10 Boating Safety Education Certificate.. A. A person born after July 1, 1980, may not operate a vessel that is required to be numbered, without obtaining a certificate of boating safety education from this State or another state by satisfactorily completing a course of instruction in boating safety administered by:1) The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary;. 2) The U.S. Power Squadron;. 3) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources;.
08.18.35.11.htm 08.18.35.11. 11 Operating or Skiing Under the Influence of Intoxicants.. A. Possession or consumption of a nonprescription controlled dangerous substance anywhere on the Lake project is prohibited.B. A person may not operate a vessel:. 1) With an alcohol concentration in the blood of 0.07 of 1 percent or more, as determined by analysis of blood or breath; or2) While under the influence of:. a) A controlled dangerous substance, or.
08.18.35.9999.htm 08.18.35.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―11 adopted as an emergency provision effective May 15, 1997 (24:12 Md. R. 857) emergency status extended at 24:24 Md. R. 1668 and 25:9 Md. R. 676
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