Md. Seeks To Quiet Speed Boats In 2 Popular Areas

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking tighter restrictions on speed boat noise in two popular boating areas.

The agency is holding a hearing Tuesday night in Elkton on boat noise levels in the northeastern Chesapeake Bay.

It will hold another hearing Thursday at Deep Creek Lake State Park regarding noise levels on that western Maryland lake.

DNR officials say the two areas account for more than half of the state’s boat-noise complaints.

The limit in both areas would be reduced from the existing statewide standard of 90 decibels to 88 decibels for engines made after January 1993. Older boats would still be subject to the 90-decibel rule.

Another proposed regulation would prohibit cut-off switches that bypass or reduce the effectiveness of exhaust-pipe mufflers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. sheriff says:

    They should come down to the Red neck Riviera around Kent Narrows & Annapolis.
    These yahoo’s fly by so close to other boats causing wakes that throw people off their seats. Blonde Bow bunnies up front with driver holding a scotch & water @ the helm. DNR needs to get these clowns off the water because they give the good power boaters a bad rap.

  2. JoeFromAACounty says:

    THERE ARE NO “GOOD” BOATERS…………..POWER OR OTHERWISE………….JUST A BUNCH OF SOCKLESS JACKWAGONS THAT USE THEIR BOATS AS AN EXCUSE FOR THEIR ALCOHOLISM!!!!!!

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