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Proposed Regulations

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to authority contained in the Waters of The State, Ports, And Watercraft Code (Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 52; O.C.G.A. §§  52-7-3, 52-7-8.3, 52-7-23, and 52-7-26), the Board of Natural Resources proposes to amend the Rules of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Boating Regulations, Chapter 391-4-5. 

The proposed changes to Chapter 391-4-5 reflect the need to allow for an exemption from age restrictions on vessel operation for sanctioned motor vessel races, while they are operating a vessel within the area approved for the race as a participant in the race, list specific boater education rental certificate provisions, indicate the procedure for providing proof of successful rental course completion and establish requirements for violators. 

Click here for a copy of the public notice and synopsis, and click here for an exact copy of the proposed amendment and repeal and a copy showing deletions and additions.  

Three (3) public meetings are scheduled to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comment on these proposals.

Individuals unable to attend one of the hearings may submit comments by mailing (Georgia DNR/Law Enforcement Division/2070 US Hwy 278, SE/Social Circle, GA 30025). Comments should be received by 4:30 P.M. on November 4, 2013. 

Please bring this notice to the attention of interested acquaintances. 

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