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My questions to regulation.gov and Coast Guard
Many members of The Divers Association Int., I am a board member of this organization are afraid to post their comments on Docket No. USCG-1998-3786. The Coast Guard has listed/referenced The Association of Diving Contractors Int., throughout the proposed regulation. Weather the fear is just perceived or real they do not want this organization to see their names on anything that might go against what the ADCI has proposed to the Coast Guard.
1) Please explain who has access to where Anonymous postings come from?
2) If I post them as: Posting for a Third Party; will their individual comment have any weight, be considered, and will it be up for public view?
This is important to our members as they believe that I will pass on comments, even those that go against my own position and I do want to keep that trust?
All individual comments I post to the Coast Guard on 46 CFR Parts 8 and 197 will be posted here as well. As I make more comments I will add them to this post. Below are three specific questions the Coast Guard ask for comment on. I believe that question 3 is the most important so I responded to that one first SEE ATTACHED:
The 90 day Comment period mentioned below begins today February 19th 2015! We suggest you read each suggestion carefully and discuss it in the Divers Association Forums. There are serious implications in how the regulation is written and how they will be enforced.
Both positive and negative comments are taken into account. All comments are public record and can be viewed and made at the following site.http://www.regulations.gov Enter: Docket No. USCG-1998-3786 in the search and it will take the Area where you can comment and read others comments to the Coast Guard.
This is the PDF of the presentation, comments from survey respondents, and samples of the Operating Experience which INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operators) has given me permission to share with Commercial Divers all around the world. It is impo...
Today, thanks to the receptive Board of the Association of Diving Contractors International, YOUR Divers Association was allowed a room at the Convention Center in New Orleans to present Kyra Richter's EXCELLENT delivery of the Myth Busting survey and...
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