File No. 34866
This rule was published in the June 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 12) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34866
Filed: 05/23/2011 05:14:11 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The wording in the rule concerning display of the ski flag has caused some confusion among boaters and the Division has had several people challenge the rule because it did not say that the flag could only be used while the skier is down.
Summary of the rule or change:
The intent of the ski flag is to warn others in the area that someone is down in the water. If boaters keep the ski flag up the entire time, it makes the warning ineffective. This working will make it more clear that the flag is only to be used while the skier is down.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 73-18-15
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This is a rule clarification, there will be no cost or savings to the state budget.
This is a rule clarification, there will be no cost or savings to local governments.
This is a rule clarification, there will be no cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This is a rule clarification, there will be no cost or savings to persons or entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
This is a rule clarification, there will be no compliance costs.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Should be no impact on business.
Michael Styler, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Natural Resources
Parks and Recreation
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Tammy Wright at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7359, by FAX at 801-538-7378, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Fred Hayes, Acting Operations Deputy Director
R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.
R651-224. Towed Devices.
R651-224-3. Flag Required.
The operator of a vessel
shall be responsible for a
flag to be displayed by the observer in a visible manner to other
boaters in the area
while the] person to be towed is in the water, either preparing
to be towed or finishing a tow. The flag shall be international
orange at least 12 inches square and mounted on a handle.
KEY: boating, water skiing
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
August 22, 2006]
Notice of Continuation: January 11, 2011
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 73-18-15
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