Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-B18 - Modification of regulations during marine events. Exemption for law enforcement and emergency vessels

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Section 15-121-B12 through Section 15-121-B15, inclusive, Sections 15-121-B15a through 15-121-B15o, inclusive, and Section 15-121-B16 shall not apply to:
(1) A law enforcement or emergency vessel owned by a federal, state or municipal agency while such vessel is being used in the performance of official duties in connection with law enforcement or an emergency, or;
(2) A non emergency vessel owned by a federal, state or municipal agency when such vessel is being used in connection with official functions, if compliance with such sections would impede the performance of those functions, or;
(3) An emergency vessel eligible for assistance referrals from the U.S. Coast Guard or from a state or municipal law enforcement agency while such vessel is responding to an emergency.
(b) The commissioner may, by written authorization, expand, with or without modification, the exemption in subsection (a) of this section to include vessels owned by the general public during any marine event authorized by the commissioner or upon receipt of a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard authorization for a marine event, based on consideration of the following factors:
(1) the nature and purpose of the event;
(2) the estimated number and types of spectator watercraft;
(3) physical boundaries of the event and various water courses or areas to be utilized by participants, officials and spectator craft;
(4) the time schedule and a description of events, including times that nonparticipating craft will be allowed to enter the area;
(5) the system used to mark the area;
(6) expected traffic conditions and density of boating activity at the time and area of the event;
(7) potential conflicts with various water use groups;
(8) public safety considerations and precautions to be taken by event organizers;
(9) consistency with federal, state, and local law; and
(10) the necessity for the proposed modification or suspension in order to carry out the event.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-B18
Effective May 19, 1994; Amended September 6, 1998; Amended July 8, 2011

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