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National Boating Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

March 28, 2024

The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC) will conduct meetings over three days in Austin, Texas, to discuss matters relating to national boating safety.  The meetings will be open to the public and will include in-person and virtual attendance options.

The NBSAC will meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). The Boats and Associated Equipment, Prevention Through People, and Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittees will meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT). The full Committee will meet again on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (CDT). These meetings may adjourn early if the Committee has completed its business.

The in-person meeting will be held at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Building, 4200 Smith School Rd. Austin, Texas, 78744.

Pre-registration information: Pre-registration is required for attending the virtual meeting.  You must request attendance by contacting the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.  You will receive a response with attendance instructions. 

To join the meeting virtually or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time on April 16, 2024.  The number of virtual lines is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. Thomas Guess, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee, telephone (206) 815-0221 or via email at

Federal Register link: 2024-06503.pdf (

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