The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) was established by the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. The law requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard by delegation, to consult with the Council in prescribing Federal regulations, and regarding other major boating safety matters. The Council has consistently provided invaluable advice to the Coast Guard on a broad range of boating safety matters.
NBSAC typically holds two meetings a year, usually in the spring and fall. Meetings are open to the public, and meeting times, location and agenda are published in the Federal Register. The Director of Inspections & Compliance (CG-5PC) in Coast Guard Headquarters is the Council's Sponsor, and the Chief, Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety (CG-BSX) is NBSAC’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO).
The 92nd meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council is tentatively scheduled for November 6-7, 2014 in the Washington, DC area. Please check back on this website in the early fall for more information.
Meeting Information and Meeting Minutes
View meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, and presentations in PDF form by clicking the title link above.
View resolutions passed by The National Boating Safety Advisory Council here. All resolutions are listed by resolution number, and are available as a downloadable PDF.
Find out more information about how to apply for NBSAC.
Please click the link above for more information about NBSAC including its charter. bylaws, membership, and committees.