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58 Pa. Code § 109.6. Special marine events.

§ 109.6. Special marine events.

 (a)  A special marine event may be permitted only as authorized by the Commission, or where applicable, Federal authority.

 (b)  Persons responsible for holding special marine events shall:

   (1)  Submit a complete Form PFC-500 in duplicate to the Regional Law Enforcement office for the region where the event is to be held at least 60 days prior to the start of the event.

   (2)  Provide for marking and patrolling the event.

   (3)  Ensure a copy of the special activities Permit is available onsite for inspection by authorized personnel of the Commission.

   (4)  Ensure that participants are familiar with the conditions of the special activities permit.

 (c)  The Commission will not issue a special activities permit for a marine event unless the applicant first obtains written permission for the event from the entity that owns or controls the waters on which the event will occur. The Commission will require evidence that the applicant has the permission of the controlling entity unless that entity has delegated approval authority to the Commission.

 (d)  The Executive Director may impose special regulations designed to protect the safety or limit the activity of either participants or nonparticipants. Regulations which would prohibit the special marine event may be temporarily suspended upon a finding that the event will not significantly impact the long-term management of the resource, create a safety hazard or unreasonably limit the use of the area by other boaters. It shall be the responsibility of the sponsor to advertise these special conditions in a manner satisfactory to the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  109.6 adopted February 12, 1993, effective February 13, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 744; amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795; amended October 2, 2009, effective October 3, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 5730. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (287840).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  53.8 (relating to boats); 58 Pa. Code §  97.2 (relating to fire extinguisher); and 58 Pa. Code §  119.7 (relating to race boats).

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