Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 16750.8A
Identification of the legal authority and responsibilities of both parties and a
provision that these are not abrogated by the agreement.
Mutual recognition and honoring of the Coast Guard Report of Boarding Form
(CG-4100) and local boat examination forms, and recognition of Coast Guard
Auxiliary Courtesy Marine Examination decal, when examination includes
State requirements, and similar State "safe boat" decals.
Investigation and reporting of accidents involving recreational craft. [The
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires release of information from
Agency files unless that information falls under one of FOIA's exemptions.
Exemption (b) (3) of the FOIA requires an agency to withhold information
that is specifically exempted from disclosure by a Federal statute. 46 U.S.C.
6102 (b) requires State casualty reports to be treated by the Coast Guard in the
same manner State agencies would do so under State law. Accordingly,
agreements shall refer to any applicable State law and where appropriate
provide that the Coast Guard will handle all information received from the
state in the manner required by State law. Since the State statute could be
modified during the period of the agreements, reference to the State statute
should be made rather than incorporating the specific limitations.]
Training of personnel at both Federal and State facilities or through other
Coordination of search and rescue efforts on all waters.
Issuing permits for marine parades and regattas.
Coordination of public boating education efforts.
Referral of numbering and other violations of State boating regulations to the
States for civil penalty processing.
Referral of manufacturer-related or other Federal violations to the Coast Guard
State Aids to Navigation agreements are governed by 33 CFR Part 66.05 and are
normally separate from other cooperative agreements. Since Aids to Navigation
agreements impinge on Coast Guard programs not directly related to boating safety,
such agreements should not be made a part of this cooperative agreement. Aids to
Navigation agreements, if needed, shall incorporate the provisions described in the
Code of Federal Regulations and the Aids to Navigation Administration Manual
(COMDTINST M16500.7). A copy of such agreements shall be filed with