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COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland, Chairman

LEONOR K. (MRS. JOHN B.) SULLIVAN,

Missouri
FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania
THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
ALTON LENNON, North Carolina
THOMAS N. DOWNING, Virginia
JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida
FRANK A. STUBBLEFIELD, Kentucky
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York
WILLIAM L. ST. ONGE,1 Connecticut
JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota
WILLIAM D. HATHAWAY, Maine
WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina
RICHARD T. HANNA, California
ROBERT L, LEGGETT, California
MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio
FRANK ANNUNZIO, Illinois
SPEEDY O. LONG, Louisiana
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
CHARLES H. GRIFFIN,2 Mississippi

WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California
THOMAS M. PELLY, Washington
CHARLES A. MOSHER, Ohio
JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York
HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts
G. ROBERT WATKINS, Pennsylvania
HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin
JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon
HOWARD W. POLLOCK, Alaska
PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan
DANIEL E. BUTTON, New York
GEORGE A, GOODLING, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana
PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY, JR., California
LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida
JACK H. MCDONALD, Michigan

ROBERT J. ABLES, Chief Counsel

ERNEST J. CORRADO, Counsel
ROBERT J. McELROY, Chief Clerk
RICHARD N. SHAROOD, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD, COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, AND NAVIGATION

FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania, Chairman

ALTON LENNON, North Carolina
JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania
LEONOR K. (MRS. JOHN B.) SULLIVAN,

Missouri
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida
WILLIAM L. ST. ONGE, 1 Connecticut
WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina
FRANK A, STUBBLEFIELD, Kentucky
MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
CHARLES H. GRIFFIN,2 Mississippi

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts
JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York
G. ROBERT WATKINS, Pennsylvania
HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin
PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan
DANIEL E. BUTTON,3 New York
JACK H. MCDONALD, Michigan
WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana

1 Died May 1, 1970. 2 Appointed May 14, 1970. 3 Resigned May 14, 1970.

CONTENTS

Hearings held

Page

March 23, 1970, Washington, D.C.--

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March 24, 1970, Washington, D.C.

89

May 21, 1970, Staten Island, N.Y.

109

May 22, 1970, North Lindenhurst, Long Island, N.Y

131

May 23, 1970, Staten Island, N.Y

161

June 11, 1970, Boston, Mass-

163

June 12, 1970, Boston, Mass.

187

June 17, 1970, Seattle, Wash.--

203

June 18, 1970, Seattle, Wash.--

303

July 15, 1970, Washington, D.C.

355

July 16, 1970, Washington, D.C.-

435

Text of

H.R. 15041.

3

H.R. 15140.

3

Executive Communication 1361 with section-by-section analysis.-

35

Reports from,

Defense Department (Navy).

41

Interior Department.-

41

National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development 43

State Department-

March 19, 1970-

43

June 12, 1970.

43

Treasury Department.--

44

Statement of-

Aveni, Joseph C., executive chairman, Governor's Commission of

Boating Advisors, Belmont, Mass--

178

Bailey, William, vice president Marketing and Sales, Columbian
Bronze Corp., Freeport, Long Island, N.Y.

140
Baker, Charles D., Deputy Under Secretary of Transportation-

51
Beghin, Donald L., supervisor, boating activities, Wisconsin Depart-
ment of Natural Resources

435
Bevelander, Edward, regional supervisor, New York State Conserva-
tion Dept., Division of Motor Boats, Melville, N.Y.

157
Boggs, Thomas Hale, Jr., legal counsel, Boating Industry Association
and National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers --

143, 357
Brooks, Comdr. Richard B., Chief, Boating Standards Division,
Office of Boating Safety, U.S. Coast Guard -

51
Buxton, Winslow H., superintendent, Shilshole Bay Marina, Port of
Seattle, Wash.

308

Chadwick, Stephen F., Jr., the Interclub Association of Washington.- 220

Chesney, Alfred.

162

Davidson, Clifford W., representative of Northwest Marine Industries,

Inc.-

210

Dawson, George A..

161

Dellenback, Hon. John, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Oregon.-

89

Denaro, Michael, vice commodore, Massachusetts Bay Yacht Clubs

Association

187

De Wolf, Comdr. Clifford F., Assistant Chief, Legislation and Regu-
lations Division, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard.

51

Dyke, Robert W., Michigan Department of Natural Resources

465

Garmatz, Hon. Edward A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Maryland.

1

Gaston, William, chairman, Government Relations Committee,
Boating Industry Association --

143, 144
Grant, John F., counsel, of Washington, D.C.--

133

Statement of—Continued
Grover, Hon. James R., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

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State of New York..

132
Haecker, Edward, president, Oregon Federation of Boating Clubs,
Inc.-

214
Hampton, Comdr. Alfred, Assistant to the Chief, Marine Safety Divi-
sion, National Transportation Safety Board...

96

Hayes, Capt. John B., Chief, Planning and Evaluation Staff, Office of

Boating Safety, U.S. Coast Guard...

51

Hofe, G. Douglas, Jr., Director, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, De-

partment of the Interior.

103

Irons, C. Ray, Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y.,

112

Jansen, Peter, commander, Seattle Power Squadron.

303, 306

Johnson, Robert H., director, Bureau of Watercraft Registration

and Safety, Augusta, Maine -

164

Kaplan, Samuel, Samuel Kaplan Marine Corp., Freeport, Long

Island, N.Y...

155

King, William F., president, Harrington, King & Co., Randolph,

Mass., on behalf of New England Marine Trade Association, Inc. 169

Kremer, Assemblyman Arthur J., State of New York..

476
Kurman, Mitch, of Westport, Conn., enclosing an article entitled,
"It's Time for Uniform Federal Laws!".

462

Legere, Thomas J., the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division

of Motorboats, Boston, Mass -

173

Lippmann, G. James, assistant secretary-assistant general manager,
American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc., New York

121

MacDougall, Hume G., president and general manager, Cape Cod

Marine Service, Inc., and first vice president, American Boat

Builders & Repairers Association, Inc.-

183

McCann, Capt. John D., Assistant Office Chief for Auxiliary Affairs,
Office of Boating Safety, U.S. Coast Guard.

51

McClelland, Rear Adm. Joseph J., Chief, Office of Boating Safety,

U.S. Coast Guard -

51

McLean, William P., vice president, Dayton T. Brown, Inc., testing
laboratories, Bohemia, N.Y.

133
Mink, Hon. Patsy T., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Hawaii.

456
Monagan, Hon. John S., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Connecticut as presented by Louis Freed, staff director.

45
Morgan, Harry L., chief, Marine Safety Division, National Transporta-
tion Safety Board.

96

Murphy, John E., chairman, legislative committee, Yacht Racing

Union of Massachusetts Bay..

83. 196

National Safety Council --

471
Nelson, Edward J., general sales manager, Grumann Allied Indus-
tries, Inc.

138

Norris, Capt. Robert T., Deputy Chief, Office of Boating Safety, U.S.

Coast Guard...

51

O'Brien, James J., director of motor boats, New York State Con-
servation Department.-

126, 157, 370

O'Connell, Henry F., president, the National Boating Federation.. 192

Patten, Hon. Edward J., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New Jersey --

356

Page, George H., director, National Association of Engine and Boat

Manufacturers..

357, 359

Ray, Corneluis, president, Boating Industry Association..

357

Reed, Hon. John H., Chairman, National Transportation Safety

Board.

96

Rittenhouse, R. F., office of the director, State Marine Board,
Agriculture Building, Salem, Oreg--

313. 370, 455
Rottler, Jack, cochairman, legislative committee, Northwest Marine
Industries, Inc.-.

205

Schwartz, Richard, executive director, Boat Owners Association of

the United States

441

Sheren, Mrs. Molly, Staten Island, N.Y.-

127
Shoemaker, David W., vice presdient, Pacemaker Corp., Egg Harbor
City, N.J.---

124

143

317
75

190

104

Statement of Continued

Sumner, Arthur H., president, Sumner Boat Co., Inc., Amityville,

Long Island, N.Y--

Suydam, John E., National Party Boatowners Alliance, Inc.--

Thacher, Ralph, National Association of Engine & Boat Manufac-

turers, Greenwich, Conn...

Townshend, Capt. Č. S., Townshend Marine Service.-

Trimble, Vice Adm. Paul E., Assistant Commandant, U.S. Coast

Guard

Webster, James E., assistant director, operations, State Parks and

Recreation Commission, Olympia, Wash.

Wilson, Keith, director, Michigan's State Waterways Commission -

Wilson, Peter M., administrative vice president, National Association

of Engine and Boat Manufacturers--

Additional material submitted by-

Beghin, Donald L., amendments proposed by the National Association

of State Boating Law Administrators.--

Coast Guard-

Boat Safety Standard, typical example.

Boating Activity Statistics, table---

Canada Shipping Act, regulations affecting pleasure craft in

Canada..

Letter signed by Adm. T. R. Sargent, dated July 7, 1970, with

attachment regarding “Canada Shipping Act”

Priority Evaluation of Safety Standards, table-

Corrado, Ernest J.-

Survey of Opinions of Owners of Recreational Boats on Ques-

tion of Licensing, prepared by GAO---

Denaro, Michael, news clipping from the Boston Globe, dated June 7,

1970, entitled, “Sailor's Taxes Sent That-A-Way".

Hofe, G. Douglas, Jr., Estimated acres of water surface and related

shoreline under jurisdiction of the Interior Department, table----

Mink, Hon. Patsy T.-

“Coast Guard Gives Up Search,” news article from the Honolulu

Advertiser...

“Maui Search Is Resumed,” news article from the Honolulu

Advertiser

“Ocean Claims an Old Friend in Last Battle,” news article-

"Sea Search for Two Men Renewed,” article from the Honolulu

Advertiser..

“Search Is Suspended for Missing Maui Men,” article from the

Honolulu Advertiser..

"Search On Again for Missing Men,” article from the Honolulu

Advertiser

Murphy, John E., excerpt from the act relative to the taxation of

boats, dated July 24, 1969.-
O'Connell, Henry F., folder published by the National Boating

Federation entitled, “The Case Against Universal Operator

Licensing”
Schwartz, Richard, a study based on an opinion survey of the recrea-

tional boating public entitled, “Should Operators of Recreational

Boats Be Licensed?.
Webster, James E.,

study by the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers and Pacific Northwest Regions, Bureau of Outdoor

Recreation, entitled, “Pleasure Boating Study".
Communications submitted by-

Anderson, Hon. Forest H., Governor, State of Montana in response to

Secretary Volpe.-
Barber, Joseph T., letter responding to Secretary Volpe.
Bartlett, Hon. Dewey E., Governor, State of Oklahoma, in response to

Secretary Volpe.-
Burns, Hon. John A., Governor, in reply to letter from Secretary

Volpe.

Coast Guard, letters signed by Adm. W. J. Smith dated:

September 26, 1969_

December 1, 1969.

Davis, Hon. Deane C., Governor, in reply to letter from Secretary

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Pago 395

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395 380 379 381 389

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460 460 461

394

Communications submitted by-Continued

Dempsey, Hon. John, Governor, State of Connecticut, in response to

Secretary Volpe.--
Docking, Hon. Robert, Governor, State of Kansas, in response to Sec-

retary Volpe...
Ellington, Gov. Buford, letter responding to Secretary Volpe---
Haydon, Gov. John M., letter responding to request of Secretary

Volpe.
Hearness, Hon. Warren E., Governor, in reply to letter from Secre-

tary Volpe..
Holton, Hon. Linwood, Governor, State of Virginia, in response to

Secretary Volpe-
Knowles, Gov. Warren P., letter responding to Secretary Volpe.
Maddox, Hon. Lester, letter in response to Secretary Volpe. -
McCall, Gov. Tom, letter responding to Secretary Volpe--
McClelland, Adm. J. J., letter dated June 9, 1970, to Mr. T. C. Welch.-
McNair, Hon. Robert E., Governor, State of South Carolina, letter

in response to Secretary Volpe.
Milliken, Gov. William G., letter responding to request of Secretary

Volpe.--
Mink, Hon. Patsy T., letters to Adm. W. T. Smith dated:

September 15, 1969.
October 3, 1969.

October 6, 1969.
Moore, Hon. Arch A., Jr., Governor, State of West Virginia, in response

to Secretary Volpe.
Nunn, Hon. Louie B., Governor, in reply to letter from Secretary

Volpe.
Ogilvie, Gov. Richard B., letter responding to Secretary Volpe-----
Reagan, Hon. Ronald, Governor, State of California, letter in response

to Secretary Volpe.-
Rhodes, Gov. James A., letter responding to Secretary Volpe..
Rockefeller, Hon. Nelson A., Governor, in reply to letter from Secre-

tary Volpe.
Rockefeller, Gov. Winthrop, letter responding to request of Secretary

Volpe.
Sargent, Hon. Francis, Governor, in reply to letter from Secretary

Volpe...
Sargent, Vice Adm. T. R., Acting Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard,

letter dated July 7, 1970, enclosing a document entitled “Canada

Shipping Act.
Tarpey, John J., Jr., of Massapequa, N.Y., letter dated May 20,

1970
Volpe, Hon. John A., letters dated-

February 5, 1970, enclosing a section-by-section analysis.

May 22, 1970-
Walker, Robert C., director, Department of Navigation and Ocean

Development, letter in response to Secretary Volpe-
Walters, W. C., president, Rubatex Corp., letter dated May 6, 1970..
Welch, T. C., Jr., letter dated May 25, 1970, in response to request of

Secretary Volpe.--
Williams, Hon. Jack, Governor, State of Arizona, in response to

Secretary Volpe.

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