National Boating Safety Advisory Council needs members

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRIC) — The Coast Guard announced on Friday that it is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and was established under the authority of 46 United States Code 13110 to advise the Coast Guard on boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.

The Council typically meets at least twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Subcommittees or working groups may also meet to consider specific issues.

The Coast Guard seeks applications to fill up to seven vacancies for 2018.

  • Three representatives of state officials responsible for state boating safety programs.
  • Two representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers.
  • Two representatives of national recreational boating organizations or the general public.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Coast Guard at on or before Aug. 29, 2017. Applications should consist of a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the National Boating Safety Advisory Council and specifying which membership category the applicant is applying under, along with a resume detailing the applicant’s recreational boating experience.

For more information on the Council and its members as well as the nomination process, read this Federal Register announcement and visit the committee’s webpage under Ports and Waterways, Safety Advisory Committees at

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