Coast Guard Requests Comment on Boating Safety Regulations (6/13/97)

Coast Guard Request Comments on Boating Safety Regs

In June of 1997 the US Coast Guard announced it is accepting comments on several of the recreational boating safety regulations for consideration in an October 1997 meeting. We certainly encourage the industry manufacturers and boaters as well to become involved in this opportunity to shape the regulations. Below is a copy of the actual announcement.

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 CG 23-97
  Friday, June 13, 1997                 Contact: Carlton Perry
                                        Tel: 202-267-0979

In an effort to improve the safety of recreational boating, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it is requesting comments on its boating safety regulations that are under review and being considered for potential changes.

The Coast Guard said it will provide a summary of comments received to the members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council for it to consider before an October 1997 meeting.

The following regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are under review:

Members of the public may obtain copies of the Federal Register notice announcing this review by calling the U.S. Coast Guard Infoline at 1-800-368-5647. The notice of this review and the federal boating safety regulations are posted on the Internet at the Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety World Wide Web site: .

Comments must reach the Coast Guard by July 28, 1997. They may be mailed to the Executive Secretary, Marine Safety Council (G-LRA, 3406) [CG D97-029], U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20593-0001. Comments also may be delivered to Room 3406 in the building at this address between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT, except on federal holidays.

Return to Recreational Boat Building Industry Home Page