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National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

Welcome to EZ-ESP, the National Boating Education Standards project site!

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Review Period Open through February 23 - Investigative Training for Boating Incidents
Nov 22, 2022

This draft standard was originally produced by the Boating Incident Investigation Standard Workgroup under funding from a U.S. Coast Guard National Nonprofit grant. This is the first public review period under the process to be recognized as an American National Standard.

This 90-day public review period will close February 23, 2022.

Investigative Training for Boating Incidents standard is for use in curriculum development and training of recreational boating incident investigators in the U.S. States, Territories, and District of Columbia. These Standards provide commonality for recreational boat incident investigations, general vessel terminology, navigation rules and regulations, environmental distractions, witness interviews, collision dynamics, evidence collection and preservation, diagramming, and report writing, including adherence to definitions and detail in the incident narrative with particular focus on human factor causal elements. Standards are developed with intention to be recognized as the industry standard.

Contact Matt Majors (matt.majors@nasbla.org or Kaci Christopher (kaci.christopher@nasbla.org) if you have questions or would like additional information.

The goal of this site is to make participation in the national boating education standards writing process as quick and painless as possible. This site will give you the ability to choose areas of interest and effortlessly become aware of what is happening in your chosen sectors.

Users must register to use this feature. The menu bar to the left contains a "Register" link. Click and follow the instructions. If you are previously registered through the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) website, use your current NASBLA login and password after you have clicked "Login" to the left.

This site is sponsored by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators with funding provided in part from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the United States Coast Guard.

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We wish to thank the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for permission to adapt its Project Technical Committee website (EZ-PTC) into this fully independent web tool for development and revision of the National Boating Education Standards.

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