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SECTION 43-0125
Regulatory and user fees
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 43
§ 43-0125. Regulatory and user fees.

1. The legislature finds that comprehensive environmental regulatory
management and conservation within the Lake George park are essential to
protect an important part of the environmental resources of the state
and the public health and welfare. It further declares that regulated
entities and users of the unique resources of Lake George park should
bear a significant portion of the costs of regulation, management and
conservation activities which assure the protection and continued
beneficial use of the resources of the park.

2. The following annual fees to be paid to the commission are hereby
established:

(a) Dock, wharf and mooring fees. The owner of a dock, wharf or
mooring within the park used for non-commercial residential purposes
shall pay an annual fee of fifty dollars. The owner of a dock or wharf
within the park used for commercial purposes shall pay an annual fee of
five dollars per linear foot for each such dock. The owner of a mooring
used for commercial purposes shall pay an annual fee of one hundred
dollars for each mooring. New docks constructed for commercial use after
the effective date of this section shall pay a first time fee of ten
dollars per linear foot and five dollars per linear foot annually
thereafter.

(b) Boat fees. In addition to the registration required by the state,
any mechanically propelled boat or vessel with ten horsepower or more
used on Lake George shall have an annual permit issued by the
commission. The fee therefor for boats twenty feet or less in length
overall shall be forty dollars; for boats twenty-one to twenty-five feet
in length overall, fifty dollars; and for boats over twenty-five feet in
length overall, fifty dollars plus seven dollars and fifty cents for
each foot by which the length overall exceeds twenty-five feet; for
boats over twenty-five feet in length overall outfitted for overnight
use, fifty dollars plus thirty dollars for each foot by which the
overall length exceeds twenty-five feet. The commission may establish a
one week use permit for twenty dollars. The commission may establish a
one day use permit for twelve dollars for any mechanically propelled
boat or vessel with ten horsepower or more.

3. The commission may charge a fee to an applicant for a permit in
order to recover the costs incurred in reviewing and acting upon an
application for such permit.

4. Except as otherwise provided by law, all fees collected pursuant to
this section shall be deposited to the credit of the Lake George park
trust fund pursuant to section ninety-seven-h of the state finance law.