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POSTED: July 19, 2011 9:58 a.m.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Holton’s Restaurant in Midway to explain proposed amendments to the Coastal Marshland Protection Rules concerning live-aboards. 
The meeting will also include an opportunity for informal public comments.
In 2010, the Georgia Marine Business Association requested that CRD staff investigate the feasibility of removing the 30-day limit for occupancy of live-aboard vessels as specified in the 1992 amendment of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act .
CRD staff have determined the appropriate action is to use the existing authority to permit live-aboard extensions granted to the Commissioner of Natural Resources in the CMPA, but to do so by specifying the terms and conditions through Board of Natural Resources rule making.
The proposed amendments are to establish procedure for requesting permission to occupy a live-aboard vessel for more than 30 days in a calendar year.
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