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08.18.40.00.htm 08.18.40.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 18 BOATING ― SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS Chapter 40 JetPack Vessel Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-701(m) 8-704, and 8-712.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.18.40.01.htm 08.18.40.01. 01 Scope.. A. The regulations of this chapter govern the use of jetpack vessels on all waters of the State.. B. JetPack vessels shall comply with all laws and regulations governing Class A vessels including but not limited to:1) Registration;. 2) Operation; and. 3) Navigation.. C. JetPack vessels operated for recreational or commercial (for hire” uses are subject to all boating safety laws, unless otherwise noted in these regulations.
08.18.40.02.htm 08.18.40.02. 02 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to develop comprehensive safety standards and registration requirements for jetpack vessels operated on the waters of the State.
08.18.40.03.htm 08.18.40.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Boat unit” refers to the portion of the jetpack vessel that contains the jet pump and water intake valve or valves. The boat unit includes:a) A separately registered personal watercraft that is attached to the jet propelled device via a high pressure water hose; orb) A streamlined hull consisting of an engine and water pump that is connected to the jet propelled
08.18.40.04.htm 08.18.40.04. 04 Restrictions.. A. A person may not operate or give permission to operate a jetpack vessel in a reckless or negligent manner as set forth in COMAR 08.18.01.05.B. Except as provided in COMAR 08.04.08.03E, a person may not lease, hire, rent, operate, or give permission to operate a jetpack vessel on the waters of the State unless the observer, operator, and rider are 16 years old or older.C. A person may not operate or give permission to operate a jetpack vessel unless:.
08.18.40.05.htm 08.18.40.05. 05 Special Operating Conditions.. In addition to the restrictions set forth in COMAR 08.18.40.04, a person may not operate or give permission to operate a jetpack vessel in a porpoise like motion unless the water depth is a minimum of 25 feet.
08.18.40.06.htm 08.18.40.06. 06 Registration of Boat Units.. A. Boat units are vessels as defined by Natural Resources Article, §8-701(s) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. All boat units shall have a valid:. 1) Hull identification number; and. 2) Vessel registration..
08.18.40.07.htm 08.18.40.07. 07 Violation of Regulations.. A person who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to the penalties and fines of Natural Resources Article, §8-2001, Annotated Code of Maryland.
08.18.40.9999.htm 08.18.40.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective June 12, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 877) adopted permanently effective October 12, 2015 (42:20 Md. R. 1264)
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