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Title: NASBLA Headquarters Report


1
NASBLA Headquarters Report
  • BLA Workshop
  • March 28, 2007

2
Top Priorities for FY07
  • 75/25 Federal Match
  • Director of Government Affairs Dude in DC
  • Building a Homeland Security Program
  • Training and Certification Committee Marketing
    and Outreach Committee
  • Standard 8 and the Course Approval Process

3
A Brief History of NASBLA Administration
  • 50 Years in 5 Minutes

4
The Sixties
  • First meeting held in Chicago in 1960
  • Idea of national organization takes shape
  • 1961 - working group agreed on a name
  • National Conference of State Boating
    Administrators
  • 1962 - name changed to NASBLA
  • 1963 - adoption of a constitution and bylaws,
  • election of first President, Harold Bradshaw
    MI

5
The Seventies
  • NASBLA Goes to Washington (Part 1)

6
The Eighties
  • Council of State Governments (CSG)
  • Provides administrative, meeting support,
  • accounting,
  • grant work

7
The Nineties
  • George Stewart begins the decade as the Director
    of Government Affairs, later named NASBLAs 2nd
    Executive Director
  • John Johnson Staff Director w/ CSG
  • Grants grow from 50k to 500k annually
  • Small Craft Advisory born in Seattle - OEP

8
A New Century
  • NASBLA Hires Staff
  • Board Governance
  • Strategic Planning

9
The Next 50 Years
  • NASBLA Goes to Washington (Part 2)
  • DC Office opened in the Hall of the States
  • Government Affairs Committee elevated to policy
    committee status
  • NASBLA hires Director of Govt Affairs

10
Executive Board Internal Initiatives
  • Board Self Assessments
  • Employment Policy
  • Defining Roles of Board and CEO
  • Fund-raising Strategy
  • Training for Committee Chairs
  • Prospective Board Member Academy

11
Executive Board Internal Initiatives
  • Re-examining Policy Committees
  • NASBLAs Role in Course Delivery
  • Provider Workshop
  • Task Force
  • Long range planning for 50th Anniversary

12
Implementing the Strategic Plan Part One Grant
Project Status
13
Accident Investigation Seminars
  • Current schedule of Comprehensive seminars - two
    remaining this year (both full)
  • 2008 seminars tentatively scheduled for Nevada,
    Illinois, Alabama, Montana, Ohio

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BUI Enforcement Seminars
  • This years schedule of BUI seminars has one
    ongoing (Michigan) and two regular seminars
    remaining, in Montana and Indiana
  • NASBLA will present the first BUI Train the
    Trainer seminar this June in Nashville,
    Tennessee

18
Staged Collisions
  • This is a two-year project. The first staged
  • collisions will be held this fall in Virginia.

NASBLA still needs boats donated for use in
staged collisions. Anyone with possible boat
donation should contact Chris Moore at NASBLA
office.
19
Field Sobriety Test Validation
  • This is a multi-year project, starting 2007 and
    scheduled to be completed in 2009.
  • Work began with collection of more than 550 BUI
    arrest records from 10 states. Preliminary
    results show HGN is best candidate for tests in
    marine environment.

20
Boating Accident Reporting (BAR) Manual
  • First draft been completed and submitted to
    BAIRAC for review and approval.
  • After BAIRAC update, Coast Guard-449, Standard
    Method of Reporting, must be approved by the
    Coast Guard.

21
Implementing the Strategic Plan Part
Two Committee Highlights and Related Programs
22
BAIRAC
  • Reviewed changes to BAR Manual
  • Submitted committee response to OMB Request for
    Comments on the BAR form
  • Two Position Papers
  • One to encourage accident investigation training
  • One to encourage MOAs with federal agencies to
    ensure proper, timely reporting of accidents

23
Training and Certification
  • Reviewed, updated and finalized the Training
    Certification Program document
  • Developing MOU with the Association of Natural
    Resources Enforcement Trainers

24
Law Enforcement
  • Work with NTSB on
  • Model Act for Charter Boat Safety
  • Develop interstate Boating Law Compact
  • Develop Model Act for Diver Down flag

25
Marketing Outreach
  • Analyze state RBS outreach programs
  • Create boater-targeted website
  • Marketing campaign for voluntary PFD-wear
  • Position Paper Responsible Advertising

26
Paddlesports
  • Develop standards for paddlesports-focused course
    (skills-based)
  • Best practices for states based on paddlesports
    fatality rates
  • Two Position Papers
  • Paddlesports Registration
  • Paddlesports PFD-Wear

27
Education
  • Five proposed amendments to
  • Education Standards this year
  • Update rationales in Standards
  • Second survey of state education programs April
    2007
  • Define adequate education program

28
Education
  • Begin collecting numbers of completed boating
    safety courses this year
  • Training Module for New Education Coordinators
  • Two Position Papers
  • Mandatory Education
  • Alternative Education

29
Instructor Certification
  • Partnership between NSBC and NASBLA
  • Train the Trainer workshops offered
  • 2-day course focused on Standards and Best
    Practices
  • 5-10 minute teaching presentation
  • Grant written to train additional instructors

30
Course Provider Workshop
  • Held January 23-25, 2007, in Lexington
  • 21 participants
  • Consensus decision-making process
  • Terms and Conditions document created
  • Parking Lot Issues Task Force and future course
    provider workshop

31
Waterways Management
  • The integrated use of education, technical
    assistance, regulation, enforcement, and other
    policies and programs to govern the waters of the
    state for navigation, public safety and access in
    ways that reduce conflicts, enhance the
    experience for waterway and shoreline users, and
    minimize risks to natural resources.

32
Waterways Management
  • Developing waterways management workshop based in
    part on A Guide for Multiple Use Waterway
    Management resubmitted grant proposal to USCG,
    Jan. 2007.
  • Selecting limited number of hot topics/emerging
    issues for development of research/information
    products
  • Investigating issues regarding salvage insurance
    and effects of abandoned vessels on states

33
National Boater Survey
  • Collaboratory of Partners (COP)
  • Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

34
MOE Program
  • Part I Wednesday
  • Workshop to train BLAs, others constructing
    measures of RBS program effectiveness
  • Introduce jargon associated with measuring
    program performance and effectiveness
  • Four committees developing checklists for RBS
    program areas
  • Instant polling to see what you already know and
    what you really need to know

35
MOE Program
  • Part II Sept. 6, 2007
  • You and program personnel
  • Fundamental or refresher training on data
    collection and program effectiveness measurement

36
Homeland Security
  • Drafting legislation to provide funding to state
    marine agencies for homeland security
  • Made nearly 30 Congressional visits
  • Working with National Center for Port and
    Maritime Security on proposed standardized team
    typing and needs survey of marine law enforcement
    for homeland security

37
Homeland Security
  • Work with Center for Asymmetric Warfare to
    develop Partners on the Water DVD
  • Coordinated NASBLA Memorandum of Understanding
    with NACLEC -
  • National Association of Conservation Law
    Enforcement Chiefs

38
Numbering and Titling
  • Work with USCG on revisions to the Standard
    Numbering System (SNS) regulations
  • Monitoring NCCUSL action on the UCOTA
  • Recommends to NASBLA not to merge the Model Act
    for Non-Powered Vessels and the Non-Powered
    Vessels Options/Rules into one model act

39
Numbering and Titling
  • Coordinate with USCG on a MOU for Vessel
    Identification System (VIS)
  • Updating Numbering Titling Manual

40
Boats and Associated Equipment
  • Developing model act regarding kite tubes,
    other towed devices
  • Tracking PFD re-classification and impacts on
    state laws and programs
  • Develop NASBLA comments on proposed rules for
    propeller guards, cut-off switches

41
Boats and Associated Equipment
  • Participate with ABYCs Product Interface
    Committee
  • Developing model act on carbon monoxide accident
    mitigation and labeling

42
Implementing the Strategic Plan Part
Three Communications Update
43
Small Craft Advisory
  • New design
  • Upcoming editorial calendar
  • Welcome state news, photos, articles
  • Ability to update mailing list

44
NASBLA Website www.nasbla.org
45
NASBLA Website
  • Re-design underway
  • Password-protected, BLA-only section
  • Polling questions

46
E-commerce
  • Accident Investigation Field Guide
  • Numbering Titling Manual
  • NASBLA Logo wear

47
Annual Conference Updates Burlington, Vermont
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5 Executive Board/
  • New BLA Orientation
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 Performance Measures Part II
  • Friday, Sept. 7 Committee Meetings, Conference
    Opening, Presidents Reception

48
Annual Conference Updates
  • Saturday, Sept. 8 General Sessions
  • Sunday, Sept. 9 General Sessions, Breakouts,
    Off-site
  • Monday, Sept. 10 General Sessions, Awards
    Banquet

49
New Calendar Updates
  • Congressional Reception for Safe Boating Week --
    May 15
  • Small Vessel Safety Summit -- June 19-20
  • Workshop March or April 2008
  • Committees March or April 2008

50
New Calendar Updates
  • Annual Conferences
  • Burlington, VT -- September 5-10, 2007
  • Clearwater, FL -- September 6-10, 2008
  • Corpus Christi, TX -- September 26-30, 2009
  • Honolulu, HI -- September 2010

51
Workforce Update
  • Officer Manager Position Filled
  • Sam Lynch from CLEAR
  • Contractors and Consultants
  • Nearly Two Dozen (Joan, Deb, Jim, Gary, Randy,
    Charlie, Tyson, Miles, Richard, Nick, Tim, Kim,
    Bob, Gary, Curtis Deane, Sonnenshien, SCRI, CPS)

52
Bylaws and Resolutions
  • Appeals Panel
  • Further Define Member-at-Large Term
  • National Transportation Safety Board 40th

53
FY08 Coast Guard Proposals
  • RBS Partnering Grant
  • Accident Investigation Seminars
  • BUI Detection and Enforcement Seminars
  • Validation of Standardized FSTs for Use in the
    Marine Environment
  • Waterways Management Exchange
  • Needs Assessment for State RBS Programs
  • National Registry of Boating Education
    Certificate Holders
  • Boating Safety Education Instructor Training
    Module
  • Navigation Rules Training Module for Marine
    Enforcement Officers
  • Train-the-Trainer PWC Law Enforcement Training
    Course
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