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.

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.


South River at Riva Bridge – Re-establish a 6-knot All Times speed zone from April 15 to October 15 in the area around Riva Bridge. Currently it is 6 knots Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays April 15 to October 15. REQUEST DENIED - NO CHANGE TO CURRENT REGULATION


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 Grant at or 410-260-8013.


Boat Act Advisory Committee Links

Call 1-877-224-7229 to report the following
  • ​Boating accident or reckless activity
  • ​Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetland violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity

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