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FWC seeks public input on boating regulations in Ormond Beach

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public workshop in Ormond Beach Dec. 14 to address vessel speed limit regulations.

Participants will discuss whether or not to further reduce vessel speed limits on the Intracoastal Waterway within Volusia County, particularly the area surrounding Highbridge Road.

The workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ormond Beach City Commission Chambers, 22 South Beach Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32175.

The rules under review are in Florida Administrative Code 68D-24.144. To obtain copies of all supporting documents prior to the workshop, visit and look under "Waterway Management." Additional information can also be obtained by calling the FWC's Boating and Waterways Section at 850-488-5600.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the workshop should advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the meeting by contacting the FWC's Office of Human Resources at 850-488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).

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