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86B.211 WATER SAFETY RULES.
The commissioner shall adopt rules that relate to:
(1) the application for, form, and numbering of watercraft licenses;
(2) the size, form, reflectorized material, and display of watercraft license numbers, which
must comply with the requirements of the federal watercraft numbering system;
(3) placement and regulation of docks, piers, buoys, mooring or marking devices, and other
structures in the waters of this state;
(4) rules of the road for watercraft navigation;
(5) standards for equipment used in the towing of persons on water skis, aquaplanes,
surfboards, saucers, and other devices;
(6) standards for lights, signals, fire extinguishers, bilge ventilation, and lifesaving
equipment;
(7) standards of safe load and power capacity;
(8) accounting, procedural, and reporting requirements for county sheriff;
(9) designation of swimming or bathing areas;
(10) standards of safety for watercraft offered for rent, lease, or hire;
(11) the use of surface waters of this state by watercraft as provided and in accordance with
section 86B.205, subdivision 9, paragraphs (c) and (d), including:
(i) standards and criteria for resolving conflicts in the use of water surfaces by watercraft;
(ii) procedures for dealing with problems involving more than one local governmental unit;
(iii) procedures for local enforcement; and
(iv) procedures for enforcing the restrictions in section 86B.205, subdivision 9, paragraph
(c); and
(12) other rules determined by the commissioner to be necessary to implement the provisions
of this chapter.
History: 1990 c 391 art 9 s 11; 1991 c 259 s 10