Encl. (2) to COMDTINST 16750.8A
FEDERAL/STATE RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE STATE OF ___________ AND THE
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD.
PURPOSE: To define the relationship between the State of ________________ and the
United States Coast Guard in the conduct of recreational boating safety programs, including
the mutual enforcement of laws relating to recreational boating safety on waters within the
concurrent jurisdiction of the State and the United States.
The State and the United States exercise concurrent jurisdiction over those waters within
the jurisdiction of the State that are also waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United
States, except as to matters preempted by Federal law. (Reflects jurisdiction under 46
U.S.C. 4301 and Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), as amended.)
The State has exclusive jurisdiction over those waters within the State that are not waters
subject to jurisdiction of the United States or waters of the United States. (Reflects
jurisdiction under 46 U.S.C. 4301 and FWPCA, as amended.)
This understanding does not abrogate or limit the jurisdiction of the State or the United
States. (Reflects the intent of 46 U.S.C. 4301 and reemphasizes that jurisdiction cannot be
modified by administrative agreement.)
All vessels equipped with propulsion machinery, except vessels exempt under the
provisions of 33 CFR Part 173.11 or vessels documented or required to be documented by
the Coast Guard, that are principally operated on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the
State of ______________ are subject to the numbering laws of the State.