Applicants Sought for National Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in time to reach Mr. Jeff Ludwig, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) on or before March 11, 2013.


ADDRESSES: Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to the following address: Commandant (CG-BSX-2)/NBSAC, Attn: Mr. Jeff Ludwig, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581. You can also call  202-372-1061; or email This notice is available in our online docket, USCG-2010-0316, at Members of the public should not submit personal information into a docket, as it becomes public record.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Ludwig, ADFO of National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; telephone  202-372-1061; fax 202-372-1908; or email at

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Boating Safety Advisory Council 

(NBSAC) is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory 

Committee Act, (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2). It was established 

under authority of 46 U.S.C. 13110 and advises the Coast Guard on 

boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters. 

NBSAC has 21 members: Seven representatives of State officials 

responsible for State boating safety programs, seven representatives of 

recreational boat manufacturers and associated equipment manufacturers, 

and seven representatives of national recreational boating 

organizations and the general public, at least five of whom are 

representatives of national recreational boating organizations. Members 

are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

    The Council usually meets at least twice each year at a location 

selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary 

purposes. Subcommittees or working groups may also meet to consider 

specific problems.

    We will consider applications for seven positions that expire or 

become vacant on December 31, 2013:

     Two representatives of State officials responsible for 

State boating safety programs;

     Three representatives of recreational boat and associated 

equipment manufacturers; and

     Two representatives of national recreational boating 


    Applicants are considered for membership on the basis of their 

particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in recreational boating 

safety. Applicants for the 2013 vacancies announced in the Federal 

Register on February 10, 2012, (77 FR 7170) will be considered for the 

2014 vacancies and do not need to submit another application. 

Applications submitted for years prior to 2012 should submit an updated 

application to ensure consideration for the vacancies announced in this 


    To be eligible, you should have experience in one of the categories 

listed above. Registered lobbyists are not eligible to serve on Federal 

advisory committees. Registered lobbyists are lobbyists required to 

comply with provisions contained in The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 

(Pub. L. 104-65; as amended by Title II of Pub. L. 110-81). Each member 

serves for a term of three years. Members may be considered to serve 

consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive 

no salary, or other compensation from the Federal Government. The 

exception to this policy is when attending NBSAC meetings; members may 

be reimbursed for travel expenses and provided per diem in accordance 

with Federal Travel Regulations.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in


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employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 

political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 

status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 

employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 

achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment 


    If you are selected as a member from the general public, you will 

be appointed and serve as a special Government employee (SGE) as 

defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a 

candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete 

a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). A completed 

OGE Form 450 is not releasable to the public except under an order 

issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy 

Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Only the Designated Agency Ethics Official or his 

or her designate may release a Confidential Financial Disclosure 

Report. Applicants can obtain this form by going to the Web site of the 

Office of Government Ethics ( or by contacting the 

individual listed above. Applications which are not accompanied by a 

completed OGE Form 450 will not be considered.

    If you are interested in applying to become a member of the 

Committee, send your cover letter and resume to Jeff Ludwig, Alternate 

Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) of NBSAC at Commandant (CG-BSX-2)/

NBSAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second St. SW., STOP 7581, Washington, 

DC, 20593-7581. Send your cover letter and resume in time for it to be 

received by the ADFO on or before March 11, 2013. To visit our online 

docket, go to, enter the docket number for 

this notice (USCG-2010-0316) in the Search box, and click ``Go.'' 

Please do not post your resume on this site. During the vetting 

process, applicants may be asked to provide date of birth and social 

security number.