Comercial Vessels
[Table 1.1]

 

State

Does your state/territory regulate commercial vessels on sole state waters?

Other, please specify

If you answered yes to the previous question, is your agency responsible for enforcing regulations on commercial vessels on sole state waters?

Other, please specify

If you answered "No" to the previous question, which state agency is responsible?

Alabama

No 

 

 

 

None; the majority of commercial traffic in this state is on federal waterways. Most of the sole state waters are impoundments.  

Alaska

No 

 

 

 

 

American Samoa

N/A 

 

 

 

 

Arizona

No 

 

 

 

None  

Arkansas

Other, please specify 

Not yet, but a "dinner cruise" is being proposed  

Other, please specify 

Don't know yet, haven't gotten that far.  

 

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

California

Other, please specify 

Motorized vessel carrying passengers for hire 

Other, please specify 

Local Law Enforcement agencies do the enforcement 

The Department licenses the operators but local law enforcement agencies does the day to day enforcement  

Colorado

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Connecticut

Yes 

 

Other, please specify 

Commercial Fishing Vessels  

 

Delaware

No 

 

Other, please specify 

we have none 

we have none 

District of Columbia

No 

 

 

 

 

Florida

Other, please specify 

Safety Equip. Requirements, Registration & Safe Op 

 

 

 

Georgia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Guam

Other, please specify 

No "sole state waters" in Guam  

 

 

 

Hawaii

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Idaho

No 

 

 

 

N/A, county-based enforcement  

Illinois

Yes  

 

Yes  

 

 

Indiana

Yes  

 

Yes  

 

 

Iowa

Other, please specify 

Currently, we check only safety equipment.  

Yes 

 

 

Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

No  

 

 

 

None  

Louisiana

No 

 

 

 

USCG  

Maine

No 

 

Yes 

 

Deptartment of Transportation 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Massachusetts

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Michigan

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Minnesota

Yes 

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 

No 

 

Dept of Labor and Industry 

Mississippi

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Missouri

No 

 

 

 

None 

Montana

Other, please specify 

Enforce safety & registration just like recreation 

Other, please specify 

Enforce safety & registration jult like recreation  

 

Nebraska

No 

 

 

 

 

Nevada

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

New Hampshire

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

New Jersey

Other, please specify 

Vessel no, activiity yes 

Yes 

 

 

New Mexico

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

We handle liveries and commercial rafting.  

New York

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

North Carolina

No 

 

 

 

 

North Dakota

Yes 

 

Yes  

 

 

Northern Mariana Islands

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Ohio

No 

 

 

 

US Coast Guard  

Oklahoma

No 

 

 

 

 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Pennsylvania

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Puerto Rico

No 

 

 

 

Port Authority and US Coast Guard  

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island

No 

 

 

 

None  

South Carolina

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

South Dakota

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Tennessee

No 

 

 

 

None  

Texas

Other, please specify 

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Yes 

 

 

Utah

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Vermont

No 

 

No 

 

No state agency is. The U.S. Coast Guard regulates as our only commercial vessels are on federal/state waters.  

Virgin Islands

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

 

Washington

Other, please specify 

Yes but these regulsations are not comprehensive 

Other, please specify 

State Parks does enforce regs on agency property  

Department of Labor and Industries, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Revenue, Department of Licensing and others  

West Virginia