Regulatory Reform

NMMA Government Relations

To remain competitive, a business must anticipate and prepare for new regulations before they are imposed. NMMA Regulatory Affairs Department works to keep the marine industry ahead of the curve and abreast of potential new rules, ensuring that our industry’s voice is heard and heeded while helping businesses make sense of it all. Below is a wealth of information on regulatory issues of interest to the boating industry.

For more information, contact Cindy Squires, Chief Counsel for Public Affairs & Director of Regulatory Affairs, at 202-737-9766 or

Resources & Information   Transportation Task Force/ Trailers   U.S. Coast Guard    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   U.S. National Park Service   U.S. Forest Service    
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   Americans with Disabilities Act / Access Board   National Transportation Safety Board    
California Regional Water Quality Control Board   Invasive Species   Boat Permitting, CWA & Best Practices    
Trade and Customs   Consumer Product Safety Commission   Vessel Hull Design Protection Act    
Amicus Program   Small Business Adminstration (SBA)   Marine Sanitation Device Standards    
Gulf Coast Oil Spill   U.S. Department of Labor        
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   U.S. Bureau of Reclamation   U.S. Bureau of Land Management    

  • NMMA Comments on 5-Year Review of Florida Manatee [PDF - 85.74 Kb]

    On June 13, 2005, NMMA filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Service's 5-year review of manatee protection and management policies. NMMA encouraged the Service to consider important bioacoustic research on manatees which may call into question the wisdom of slow-speed zones for boats in some circumstances.

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