Restricted Area Rulemaking

FWC is charged with the promulgation of Boating Safety Restricted Areas on the waters of the state for any purpose deemed necessary to ensure the safety of the public. In each case, staff consults and coordinates with the governing body of the county or municipality in which the restricted area will be located as well as the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). All of the regulatory markers authorized to post boating-restricted areas are adopted pursuant to sections (links not working) 327.60, 327.40, 327.41 and 327.46, F.S., and must meet the established criteria in Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule Chapters 68D-21 and 68D-23.105.

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Pinellas County - 68D-24.010 FAC



FWC Facts:
Anyone suspected of boating under the influence must submit to sobriety tests and a physical or chemical test to determine blood- or breath-alcohol content.

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