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 will be held on November 6-8, 2014 in Arlington, VA at the Holiday Inn Arlington. Hotel information can be found at
NBSAC 91 Resolution Status Report
The NBSAC 91 Resolution Status Report, April 1996 – May 2014.
More information about NBSAC, including:
- meeting minutes
- charter & bylaws
- membership rosters
- application instructions
can be found on our Homeport website at http://homeport.uscg.mil/NBSAC