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58 Pa. Code § 119.3. Prohibited acts—5123(a)3 and 5.

§ 119.3. Prohibited acts—5123(a)3 and 5.

 (a)  A person may not operate and an owner may not give permission for the operation of a motorboat upon the waters of this Commonwealth that is equipped with an altered muffler or a muffler cutout, bypass or other device designed or so installed so that it can be used continually or intermittently to bypass or otherwise reduce or eliminate the effectiveness of a muffler or muffler system installed under this chapter.

 (b)  A person may not operate and an owner may not give permission to operate a boat that in the observation of two persons, one of whom shall be a waterways conservation officer, deputy waterways conservation officer or other law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the code, the sound or noise is so abnormally loud as to constitute a substantial and extraordinary annoyance or distraction to persons in the vicinity of the watercraft.

 (c)  A person may not remove, alter or otherwise modify a muffler or muffler system in a manner which will prevent it from being operated in accordance with this chapter.


   The provisions of this §  119.3 amended February 28, 2020, effective February 29, 2020, 50 Pa.B. 1246. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (276241) to (276242).

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