Commandant (G-OP) is responsible for administration of the State Recreational Boating
Safety financial assistance program. Within Headquarters, the day-to-day administration
is managed by the Program Development and Implementation Division (G-OPB-2) of the
Office of Boating Safety (G-OPB). State applications for Federal financial assistance and
the associated financial reports are submitted to Commandant (G-OPB-2) for review to
ensure accuracy, and to determine program compliance and certification of eligibility.
Copies of applications are provided to the cognizant district upon approval.
The States have the greater share of recreational boating safety education and on-the-water
enforcement activities. The primary role of the Coast Guard in relation to boating safety
education and enforcement is coordination, training, liaison, monitoring program
effectiveness, and public information.
This Instruction contains enclosures that promulgate procedures and policies to
accomplish the purposes set forth in paragraph 1.
PROCEDURES. District commanders shall:
Conduct Federal/State boating safety relations in accordance with the procedures and
policies contained herein.
Ensure that all personnel assigned to duties affecting the boating public are familiar with
the contents of this Instruction.
Advise Commandant (G-OPB) of additional subjects that should be included in future
changes to this Instruction.
TERRY M. CROSS
Director of Operations Policy
Encl: (1) Federal/State Relationships
(2) Federal/State Recreational Boating Safety Cooperative Agreement
(3) Responsible District Commanders for State Boating Liaison Activities