Current Regulation Requests and Disposition of Regulations

The timeframe for implementing the review of existing regulations during a boating season expires on April 15 each year. (Due to Covid-19 measures timeframe was extended to May 16th, 2020.)

Please visit UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS to learn the date, time and location of the next BAAC meeting concerning current regulatory requests which are listed below.

Get more information on how to request a proposed Boating Regulation.


The Boat Act Advisory Committee has received petitions for the following regulation change request.

SEVERN RIVER: Anne Arundel County
6 Knot All Times - 220 Yards from Naval Academy Seawall, Water around the Naval Academy

DEEP CREEK LAKE: Garrett County
“Minimum Wake Zone” 6 Knots or below – All Times (Inside North Glade Cove area only)

HARRIS CREEK: Talbot County
Upper Harris Creek, East of Cummings Creek, 6 Knot All Times

RIVA BRIDGE: Length of Bridge Span - Anne Arundel
6 Knot All Times, plus update speed buoys marking the area to reflect and coincide/sync with Route 2 Bridge 6 Knot All Times regulation

TRED AVON RIVER: Talbot County
6 Knot All Times and positioning of 3 buoys, beginning at the entrance/intersection into Jacks Creek, continuing upriver and ending in the vicinity of Talbot County’s - Easton Point Landing/Boat Ramp by U.S. Aids to Navigation - DAYBEACON #22 - RED

6 Knot Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays All Year." Relocate demarcations combine both Martins Cove and Mill Creek, prior to intersection fork

MAGOTHY RIVER: Anne Arundel County
Cool Spring Cove at Forked Creek requesting moving 6 KNOT Speed Zone approximately 400’ North to: Latitude 39° 3.893’ N


The official comment period for regulations is as listed in the publication date that appears in the Maryland Register.

For more information on any Regulation Requests or Proposed Regulations please contact Mike Simonsen at or 410-260-8272.​


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