Press Release

Public Meetings Scheduled Re: Proposed Boating Regulations

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (10/4/2013)

Local boaters and other interested parties are invited to attend one of three upcoming public meetings hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division to discuss proposed regulation changes regarding boating. 

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

A copy of the proposed regulations and locations of the three public meetings is available at www.georgiawildlife.com/boating/regulations/proposed

The Law Enforcement Division encourages attendance from local boaters to gather public opinion.  Anyone attending the meeting is welcome to provide statements or comments, either orally or in writing. Statements should be concise to permit everyone an opportunity to speak. Participants must register upon arrival and notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement. Those unable to attend may submit written statements, postmarked by November 4, 2013.  

Written statements should be mailed or emailed to:                      

                Georgia Department of Natural Resources

                Law Enforcement Division

                Attn: Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver

                2070 US Hwy. 278, SE

                Social Circle, GA 30025 

These meeting sites are accessible to people with physical disabilities.  To request sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids, contact Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver at (770) 918-6408 no later than October 15, 2013. 

For more information, contact the DNR Law Enforcement office at (770) 918-6408. 

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