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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See complete Notice published in the Florida Administrative Register at


FWC Facts:
Any vessel operating in an "idle-speed, no-wake" zone must operate at the minimum speed that allows it to maintain headway and steerageway.

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