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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.

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