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Title 36Chapter IPart 3

TITLE 36—Parks, Forests, and Public Property



What is the applicability and scope of this part?
Do other boating laws and regulations apply to me when I operate my boat on park waters?
Am I required to obtain a permit to operate a vessel in a park area?
For what purposes may my vessel be inspected?
Do I have to report an accident involving a vessel to the National Park Service?
What are the requirements to operate a power driven vessel?
What are the NPS Personal Floatation Device (PFD) requirements?
What vessel operations are prohibited?
May I operate my personal watercraft (PWC) in park waters?
What are the regulations regarding operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs?
When is testing for alcohol or drugs required?
May I use a vessel to tow a person for water skiing or other similar activities?
What conditions apply to the use of Marine Sanitation Devices (MSD)?
Am I required to remove a sunken, grounded, or disabled vessel?
What is the maximum noise level for the operation of a vessel?
May I swim or wade in park waters?
What regulations apply to swimming areas and beaches?
May I snorkel or underwater dive in park waters?
May I operate a submersible within park waters?

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