On the Horizon

In the Federal Register—Calling All Commenters

Quiet on the Federal Register front...at least for now. In the meantime, see Advocacy - Policy - Federal Register for information about recently-closed notices and final rules that impact recreational boating and RBS programs.

Meeting News

The 99th meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) convened May 8th and ran through the 10th in Portland, OR. See Homeport for information about NBSAC.

It's a wrap.
The 2018 Spring BLA Workshop was held March 1-2, Lexington, KY. On March 3, all NASBLA policy committees convened for their spring in-person sessions, also in Lexington. Check out the committee pages for Education & Outreach; Enforcement & Training; Engineering, Reporting & Analysis; Paddlesports; and Vessel Identification, Registration & Titling. The Education Standards Panel met March 7-8, following the successful completion of the International Boating & Water Safety Summit.


In May 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard released its annual Recreational Boating Statistics publication. The 2017 report shows boating fatalities down 6.1 percent from 2016, but the 658 deaths represent the second highest number of fatalities on record 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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