Fishing Distribution Box: FWS Admin – Set amount (??) Commission – Set amount (??) Multi-State Grants - $3M plus a portion from Boat Safety Acct Sport Fish Restoration – 57% plus a portion from Boat Safety Acct. Outreach “Take Me Fishing” – 2% plus portion of Boat Safety Acct. Boating Box: RBS – 18.5% plus a portion from Boat Safety Acct Access Grants – 15% only CVA (Clean Vessel Act) – 2% plus a portion from Boat Safety Acct BIG (Boating Infrastructure Grant) – 2% plus a portion from Boat Safety Acct
Why should Congress pass this? -No new taxes! -Cooperation between agencies-USFWS, USCG, USDOT. -Congress wants agencies to better measure the success of programs. -Allows funds to be used for survey and other efforts to support the Strategic Plan. -“Off the top” admin parity with USFWS. (NBSAC advised the CG to pursue this.) -Slight increase from status quo to states’ boating safety programs (at a time they really need it).
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators 2010 Annual Conference Honolulu, Hawaii CAPT Mark Rizzo, Chief USCG, CG-542 Office of Auxiliary &Boating Safety
“ Safety culture is the enduring value and priority placed on worker and public safety by everyone in every group at every level of an organization. It refers to the extent to which individuals and groups will commit to personal responsibility for safety, … ”
They will … “act to preserve, enhance and communicate safety concerns, strive to actively learn, adapt and modify behavior based on lessons learned from mistakes, and be rewarded in a manner consistent with these values.”
USACE receives awards from the National Safe Boating Council and NASBLA for this effort – a federal agency mandating the wear of life jackets (by length of boat) – similar to Australian and other nation requirements.
Are these awards an endorsement of the test, of a federal mandate, or both?