(1) All watercraft operating on public lakes and public reservoirs in the
western fishing district which contain 35 acres or less of surface water are
limited to a controlled no wake speed as defined in ARM 12.11.101.
(a) the department shall determine lake size by
means of the 1:100,000 scale
hydrography layer within the department's geographic information system (GIS) .
(b) the department shall determine landownership
by means of the 1:100,000 scale landownership layer within the department's GIS
and any other methods available to the department.
(2) An alphabetical list of the waters
determined by the department pursuant to (1) (a) and (1) (b) of this rule to be
restricted by this rule is found in the department's publication
entitled Montana Boating Laws (May 2001 ed.) ,
and this list is incorporated by reference as part of this rule. Montana Boating Laws may be obtained by
contacting the nearest department regional office or by telephoning the request
to (406) 444-4041 or by sending a written request to Department of Fish,
Wildlife and Parks, Conservation Education, 1420 East 6th Avenue, P.O. Box
200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.
(3) Any more specific regulations adopted by the
commission pertaining to bodies of water affected by this rule are controlling.
(4) This rule is effective May 15, 2001.