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The Coast Guard has developed a draft Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual, COMDTINST M16782.1, to replace Standard Method of Reporting (Boating Accidents), CG-449, which was last published in September 1973.
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on this draft.
The manual addresses the following broad topics:
- Regulations, vessel determinations, accident scenarios policy and definitions of terms
- Report form and reporting system.
- Expected roles of the Coast Guard and State.
- Investigation and data entry expectations.
Comments can discuss any aspects or other concerns about the Manual.
Comments must be received on or before November 19, 2015.
View the Federal Register notice for full details.
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