Disposition of Regulation Requests for 2010

The following recommendations have been made to the Secretary and accepted. Proposed regulations will be published in the Maryland Register.

  • On the Elk River at Elkmore, the proposed regulation will establish a speed limit of 6 knots on Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays during the boating season for approximately 200 yards on either side of the Elkmore Community pier.
  • At the Glen Riddle Basin, the proposed regulation will establish a limit of 6 knots at all times, all year.
  • At White Haven/Lower Ferry on the Wicomico River, the proposed regulation will expand the speed zone upstream and downstream approximately 100 yards from its current location on either side of the cable ferry.
  • At Big Thoroughfare on Deale Island, the proposed regulation will establish a speed limit of 6 knots from the end of the jetty to the Rt. 341 Bridge, including Scots Cove at all times, all year.
  • St. Leonard Creek (Calvert County) Proposed Boating Regulations
    On St. Leonard's Creek off the Patuxent River, the proposed regulation will establish a speed limit of 35 knots day time and 25 knots at night on Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays during boating season. The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources has decided to proceed in finalizing the proposed boating regulations for St. Leonard Creek that were published in the Maryland Register on January 28, 2011, Volume 38, Issue 3, page 175. To see the full Register posting click on this link - (MD Register St. Leonard) - . The final regulation will be published in the Maryland Register in the near future.
  • The Emergency Regulation on Frog Mortar Creek off Middle River has expired. The permanent regulation establishing a prohibited area and an exclusion area for all vessels under the glide path for aircraft off the end of the runway at Martin State Airport is expected to be implemented on or about September 5th 2011.

No action was recommended for any of the other areas reviewed during the 2010 boating season.

Mike Grant Regulations
Coordinator & Facilities Manager Boating Services
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, E-4
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8013
410-260-8453 (fax)

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