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National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

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ESP News
ANSI Recognizes NASBLA 101-2017: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human Propelled as American National Standard
Oct 09, 2017
NASBLA has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of its third American National Standard. ANSI/NASBLA 101-2017 Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled is recognized as a American National Standard as of September 28, 2017. All three American National Standards are available for free download on the National Education Standards web page: https://www.nasbla.org/education/national-ed-standards.

ANSI recognition finalizes work on this standard which began in September 2013. The standard underwent eight (8) public reviews during which the National Boating Education Standards Panel reviewed and individually disposed of over 250 public comments during this 4 year effort.

The Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled Standard is the minimum standard that applies to all human-propelled boating courses in the U.S. states and territories and District of Columbia. The purpose of this Standard is to establish the national standard for use by course providers to meet the needs of recreational boaters for human-propelled boating knowledge in order to identify and reduce primary risk factors and mitigate their effects on recreational boating.

This standard applies to all human-propelled craft, such as canoes, kayaks, rafts, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), dragon boats, etc.

For questions, contact esp@nasbla.org.
Withdrawal of Candidate Trailering Standard
Aug 15, 2017
This document serves as official notification of the National Boating Education Standards Panel's (Panel) action regarding the draft boating education standard entitled 'BSR/NASBLA 100.1-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Trailering'.

Per administrative rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an accredited standards developer may abandon the processing of a proposed new or revised American National Standard or portion thereof if it has followed its accredited procedures. In accordance with this administrative process, this project is WITHDRAWN for consideration as an American National Standard. The Panel, meeting in-person on April 20-21, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida, voted unanimously to withdraw this standard and notice was published in ANSI's Standards Action on June 23, 2017 under the heading Projects Withdrawn from Consideration. In further Panel action, it was determined that comments received regarding this project will be considered for future compilation into a Technical Report to enhance and guide implementation of published American National Standards for Power, Sail, and (where applicable) Human-Propelled.

Notice regarding withdrawal of this standard was sent to public commenters on July 18, 2017.

Questions regarding Panel actions should be sent to esp@nasbla.org or to the contact information below.

Pamela S. Dillon, CAE
pam@nasbla.org
Director, Education and Standards
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 360
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-225-9487 Ext. 7368
Basic Boating Knowledge Supplement - Water-Jet Propelled Closed for Public Review
Jul 03, 2017
The draft standard supplement BSR/NASBLA 103.1-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Water-Jet Propelled was closed for public review on August 7, 2017. This period is for review of revisions authorized to the previously posted draft from public comments submitted in the previous review period. ONLY CHANGES made to the document (as indicated within the RED BOX) are open for comments during this period.

Download a copy of the revised draft at the 'My Panels' page
Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled Closed for Public Review
Jun 19, 2017
The draft standard BSR/NASBLA 101-201X: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled was closed for public review on August 4, 2017. This period is for review of revisions authorized to the previously posted draft from public comments submitted in the previous review period. ONLY CHANGES made to the document (as indicated within the RED BOX) are open for comments during this period.

Download a copy of the revised draft at the 'My Panels' page.
Human-Propelled Draft Standard Status Update
Feb 03, 2017
The draft standard entitled 'BSR/NASBLA 101-201X: Supplement - Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled' closed for public review on March 20, 2017. Public comments will be considered by the Panel during its meeting in St. Petersburg, FL on April 20-21, 2017. Thank you for your interest.

Download a copy of the current draft under revision at the 'My Panels' page.

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.

We welcome questions and comments. Please e-mail the link below with suggestions.

We appreciate your help in improving our national boating education standards!

Questions? Contact esp@nasbla.org for help and information about this site.


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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