The U.S Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership to fill upcoming vacancies on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), which advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
Each member serves for a term of three years. Members may be considered to serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the federal government, with some exceptions for NBSAC meetings.
Applications will be considered for the seven positions that will be vacant Dec. 31, 2016:
- Two representatives of state officials responsible for state boating safety programs.
- Three representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers.
- Two representatives of national recreational boating organizations or the general public.
Applications will also be considered for one vacancy in the national recreation boating organizations of the general public membership category that was caused by the inability of a person appointed in 2016 to accept their appointment. This position will serve a term that expires Dec. 31, 2018. Applications must reach the Coast Guard on or before May 23, 2016.
Applicants are considered for membership on the basis of their particular expertise, knowledge and experience in recreational boating safety. Individuals who have applied for NBSAC membership in any prior years are asked to resubmit a complete application if the individual wishes to apply for any of these vacancies.