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 csquires@nmma.org.



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. Fish & Wildlife Service   U.S. Bureau of Reclamation   U.S. Bureau of Land Management    
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   Americans with Disabilities Act / Access Board   National Transportation Safety Board    
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        
California Regional Water Quality Control Board   Invasive Species   Boat Permitting, CWA & Best Practices    

  • NMMA/MOAA Comments on Shelter Island Total Daily Maximum Load for Copper Rulemaking [PDF - 254.22 Kb]

    NMMA and MOAA on Nov. 12 filed a second round of comments with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding its resolution to adopt an amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Diego Region to incorporate a total daily maximum load for dissolved copper in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin. NMMA and MOAA had jointly filed comments previously on Dec. 9, 2003.

  • NMMA/MOAA Comments on Total Maximum Daily Load for Dissolved Copper in Shelter Island Yacht Basin [PDF - 199.07 Kb]

    NMMA and MOAA on Dec. 13, 2003 filed comments with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for the San Diego Region during the Public Review phase of its Draft of the Total Maximum Daily Load for Dissolved Copper in Shelter Island Yacht Basin, San Diego Bay. NMMA filed a second round of comments on this issue on Nov. 12, 2004.

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