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Maryland Offering Free Boat Noise Tests

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is offering free tests to allow owners to find out if their boats meet new noise regulations.

DNR says the new regulations affect boats on Deep Creek Lake, the Bohemia River, the Elk and Northeast Rivers and tributaries, and the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. The department says owners of boats found over the noise limit will only be advised of the decibel output of their boats.

Times and locations for the tests will be posted on the department’s website.

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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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