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Public meetings set for proposed boating regulations
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SOCIAL CIRCLE — Boaters and other interested parties are invited to one of three upcoming public meetings hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division to discuss proposed regulation changes regarding boating.  
The proposed changes reflect several items, including the need to allow for an exemption from age restrictions on vessel operation for sanctioned motor vessel races while operating a vessel within the area approved for the race as a participant in the race, list specific boater-education rental-certificate provisions, and indicate the procedure for providing proof of successful rental-course completion and establish requirements for violators.
A copy of the proposed regulations and locations of the three public meetings is available at Meeting times are 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Buford, Oct. 23 in Milledgeville and Oct. 24 in group shelter, 52 Diamond Causeway in Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.
Anyone attending the meeting can provide statements or comments, either orally or in writing. Statements should be concise. Participants must register upon arrival and notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement. Those unable to attend may submit written statements, postmarked by Nov. 4.  
Written statements should be mailed or emailed to: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, Attn: Lt. Col. Jeff Weaver, 2070 US Hwy. 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
These meeting sites are accessible to people with physical disabilities. To request sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids, contact Weaver at 770-918-6408 no later than Oct. 15.
For more information, call the DNR Law Enforcement office at 770-918-6408.

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