Step 1. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boat Act Advisory Committee (BAAC) requests a petition be submitted. Petitions must be received after January 1st and no later than April 15th. Submissions can sent via U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Faxed or Emailed to:
Boat Act Advisory Committee ℅ Capt. Mike Simonsen Boating Stakeholder Coordinator Fisheries and Boating Services Maryland Department of Natural Resources Tawes State Office Building, E-4 580 Taylor Avenue Annapolis, MD 21401
DESK: 410-260-8272 FAX: 410-260-8453 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the following information on your petition or use this form:
Step 2. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin studying and surveying the area during the next Boating Season (Apr 15 – Oct 15). Public comments will be accepted during the “Boating Season” OR up until 7 days prior to the Boat Act Advisory Committee (BAAC) Fall Public Comment Meeting(s) confirmed scheduled date of the petitioned Boating Regulation Change Request.
Step 3. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services and Regulation staff will summarize the data and present it to the Boat Act Advisory Committee (BAAC).
Step 4. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services and Regulation staff review the recommendation.
NOTE: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) recognized “Boating Season” means the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. each April 15, and ending at 12 midnight each succeeding October 15.
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
Title 08. Department of Natural Resources
Subtitle 18. BOATING—SPEED LIMITS AND OPERATION OF VESSELS
Chapter 08.18.01. General / Sec. 08.18.01.03. Definitions
(b) 6 knots (6.9 MPH) means a person may not operate or give permission to operate a vessel: (i) At a boat speed in excess of 6 knots (6.9 statute miles per hour, or 11.1 kilometers per hour)
Call 1-877-224-7229 to report the following
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)