On March 9, 2006 the DNR Natural Resource
Commission approved the boat nighttime speed limit
TOPIC Final Rule—Chapter 40, Boating Speed &
amends Chapter 40, “Boating Speed & Distance Zoning” Iowa
Administrative Code. ..................
The department was
petitioned by the East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation to
establish a one-half hour after sunset to sunrise speed limit for
vessels operating on all lakes in Dickinson County. Notice of
Intended Action was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on
January 4, 2006, as ARC4794B. ................
received during the comment period for the nighttime speed limit on
all lakes in Dickinson County electronically; by mail; and verbally
at the public hearings held in the Wallace Building and locally at
Arnolds Park. The majority of the comments were in agreement that a
nighttime speed limit should be established. No changes have been
made from the Notice of Intended Action. No changes have been made
from the Notice of Intended Action.
Pursuant to the
authority of Iowa Code subsection 455A.5(6), the Natural Resources
Commission adopts amendments to Chapter 40, "Boating Speed and
Distance Zoning," Iowa Administrative Code.
following amendment became effective May 3, 2006:
40 by adopting the following new rules:
Nighttime Speed Limit, Dickinson County.
No vessels, except authorized emergency vessels, shall be operated
at speeds greater than twenty five miles per hour at any time
between the hours of one-half hour after sunset and sunrise on all
lakes located in Dickinson County.