§ 117.4. Motorboat liveries.
(a) In addition to the requirements of § 117.3 (relating to responsibilities), a livery operator that rents boats equipped with motors greater than 25 horsepower and personal watercraft shall verify that operators of these boats either possess a permanent Boating Safety Education Certificate or have obtained a temporary Boating Safety Education Certificate from the livery. The Executive Director may authorize boat liveries to issue temporary Boating Safety Education Certificates, effective for the period of rental only, to operators of these boats if the boat livery and the operator comply with the requirements governing the rental of boats and the operation of boat liveries as defined in this chapter. The Executive Director will establish rules and guidelines for the issuance of temporary certificates.
(b) A personal watercraft livery shall take measures to oversee the operation of rented personal watercraft by persons who possess only a temporary Boating Safety Education Certificate. These measures shall include one of the following:
(1) The designation of a specified, marked area of operation for rented personal watercraft.
(2) The provision of qualified observers employed by the livery to directly observe the operation of rented personal watercraft. No more than seven personal watercraft may be under the observation of a single observer at any one time. Qualified observers shall be at least 16 years of age, have at least 10 hours of experience operating personal watercraft and have successfully completed the requirements for a permanent Boating Safety Education Certificate. The permanent Boating Safety Education Certificate shall be in the observers possession when performing duties under this paragraph.
(c) A personal watercraft livery may not lease, hire or rent a personal watercraft to or for use by a person who is 15 years of age or younger.
The provisions of this § 117.4 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 5122.
The provisions of this § 117.4 amended March 24, 2000, effective March 25, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 1652; amended July 18, 2003, effective July 19, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 3497. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (265577).
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