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In the Federal Register—Calling All Commenters

NEW! EXTENDED DEADLINE Request for Public Comment (Docket No. USCG-2017-0480; new deadline Monday, SEPT. 11, 2017): U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input on regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that should be repealed, replaced, or modified. This notice is in response to directives by the Trump administration calling for reductions in regulations and regulatory costs. Join the discussion at the Lighthouse Community.

See Advocacy - Policy - Federal Register for more information about this and other recently-closed notices and final rules that impact recreational boating and RBS programs.

Meeting News

Register today for NASBLA's 58th Annual Conference, Sept. 10-13, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The 98th meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will be October 10-12, 2017, in the DC area. See Homeport for meeting postings.

New Publications

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its annual Recreational Boating Statistics publication. The 2016 report shows boating fatalities up 12 percent from 2015, with the 701 recorded deaths representing the highest annual total in the last five years. Check out the Lighthouse’s Get Equipped portal for links to this and previous year’s statistics.

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