Boating Accident Reporting Manual (Closed 11/19/15)

On Aug. 21, 2015, the Coast Guard published a 90-day Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on a draft Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual, COMDTINST M16782.1, to replace Standard Method of Reporting (CG-449), last published in 1973. The Notice, draft manual, and comment submissions are posted to under Docket USCG-2015-0753.

Additional Resources:

First Look: Information and Issues--a Q&A on COMDTINST M16782.1 (as of Sept. 9, 2015)
- copy revised 9/14/15 to fix a broken link in the document

Information about COMDTINST M16782.1 - Presentation delivered by ERAC Committee Chair at NASBLA workshop (Wichita) for discussion purposes, Sept. 13, 2015.

Overhaul of the Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual, 2015-2 - resolution approved by NASBLA membership, annual Business Meeting (Wichita), Sept. 15, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 2, 2015 National Teleconferences on the BAR Manual
Presentation slides only (3.6MB PDF)

NASBLA comments submission to USCG-2015-0753 - dated Nov. 17, 2015 - approved by NASBLA Membership during 30-day voting period ending Nov. 13, 2015.

Page last updated Nov. 20, 2015