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SECTION 9-1711
Aquatic invasive species inspection stations in the Adirondack park
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 9, TITLE 17
§ 9-1711. Aquatic invasive species inspection stations in the Adirondack

park.

1. The department may establish aquatic invasive species inspection
stations at any location in the Adirondack park and within a ten-mile
radius of the Adirondack park boundary, including, but not limited to
locations adjacent to or near waters; and at state-owned facilities to
provide compliance with the requirements of section 9-1710 of this
title.

2. When an aquatic invasive species inspection station adjacent to a
public waterbody is open for operation, owners or operators of motorized
watercraft who are not in possession of either a self-issuing
certification or an inspection or decontamination certificate from an
aquatic invasive species inspection station, issued since the last
operation of such watercraft in a waterbody, shall obtain such
certification or certificate before entering the public waterbody to
ensure compliance with section 9-1710 of this title. The department
shall maintain on their website a list of such stations and their
operating hours in order to assist motorized watercraft owners and
operators in locating stations where they can inspect and clean their
watercraft.

3. The department or other entity designated by the department may
issue an inspection or decontamination certificate to the owner or
person in possession of a motorized watercraft that has been inspected.
Such certificate shall include the following details: (a) the name of
the department or program that conducted the inspection; (b) the date,
place, and time of inspection; and (c) any preventative measures
performed.

4. If the department or designated entity issues an inspection or
decontamination certificate to the owner or person in possession of the
motorized watercraft, the department or designated entity may attach a
tamperproof tag to the motorized watercraft to certify such motorized
watercraft arriving at a boat launch with unbroken tags could launch
without an additional inspection. Such tag may only be removed prior to
a launch.

5. The department may recognize an inspection or decontamination
certificate issued by another governmental entity, if the other
governmental entity adheres to the minimum standards for inspection and
decontamination as determined by the department, including but not
limited to recognized uniform standards.

6. Annually the department will review all data collected at aquatic
invasive species inspection stations, including any data from designated
entities, to identify practical improvements to reduce the potential
spread of aquatic invasive species.