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 California Coastal National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan [PDF - 76.33 Kb]

    On Dec. 16, 2005, NMMA filed comments with the Bureau of Land Management regarding its draft management plan for the California Coastal National Monument. The plan proposes several management approaches to a vast area off the entire California coast. The monument includes nearly 20,000 rocks, small islands, and pinnacles--about 1,000 acres in all. NMMA's comments focused on boating access, noise, water quality and other issues.

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