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§ 8-703.2. Boating regulations applicable to Jennings Randolph Lake

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-703.2
§ 8-703.2. Boating regulations applicable to Jennings Randolph Lake
In general
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, the Department may adopt boating regulations exclusively applicable to Jennings Randolph Lake.
Coordination with West Virginia
(b) Regulations adopted under this section:
(1) Shall be developed in coordination with the State of West Virginia;
(2) Shall allow for joint enforcement of boating activities by Maryland and West Virginia authorities in accordance with the Jennings Randolph Lake Project Compact; and
(3) May differ from Maryland boating laws that would otherwise apply.
Scope of regulations
(c) Regulations adopted under this section may:
(1) Provide age limits for the operation of a vessel;
(2) Establish vessel noise limits;
(3) Impose safety requirements regarding vessels;
(4) Impose other standards and requirements for the operation of a vessel;
(5) Provide for rules of the road for vessels;
(6) Provide requirements regarding the operation of personal watercraft;
(7) Impose restrictions on the operation of vessels while towing an individual on water skis or similar devices; and
(8) Address other areas pertaining to activities at the Jennings Randolph Lake Project that the Department considers appropriate.


Added by Acts 1996, c. 240, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-703.2, MD NAT RES § 8-703.2
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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