81 FR 33325 - National Safe Boating Week, 2016

Executive Office of the President

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 101 (May 25, 2016)

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FR Document2016-12557

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)]
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Vol. 81


No. 101

May 25, 2016

Part II

The President


Proclamation 9451--National Safe Boating Week, 2016

Proclamation 9452--Armed Forces Day, 2016

Proclamation 9453--National Maritime Day, 2016

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                Proclamation 9451 of May 20, 2016

National Safe Boating Week, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, as summer approaches and warmer weather 
                draws crowds to our Nation's beaches, lakes, and 
                rivers, we set aside a week to recognize the importance 
                of taking boating safety precautions before taking to 
                the water. Throughout National Safe Boating Week, we 
                recognize the risks associated with one of our 
                country's favorite pastimes and encourage everyone to 
                apply safe boating practices.

                Safe boating practices should be observed prior to 
                leaving land--no matter the length of the trip, the 
                type of boat, or the size of the body of water. Boaters 
                can reduce risks and enhance their safety by enrolling 
                in a boating safety course. Vessels should be 
                thoroughly examined, float plans should be prepared, 
                and current laws and regulations should be known prior 
                to embarking on a journey on the water. I encourage 
                everyone to visit www.USCGBoating.org to find 
                resources, learn more about responsible boating, or 
                apply for a free vessel safety check. When boat 
                operators and their passengers exercise caution when 
                boating--including by wearing life jackets at all times 
                and avoiding consumption of drugs and alcohol--
                accidents can be avoided, lives can be saved, and 
                everyone can have a safe and enjoyable experience.

                This week, we also recognize the men and women of the 
                United States Coast Guard who dedicate themselves to 
                protecting our Nation's waterways and assisting those 
                at sea. As we continue to take advantage of our 
                country's beautiful bodies of water, let us recommit to 
                ensuring water safety and exercising appropriate 
                boating procedures.

                In recognition of the importance of safe boating 
                practices, the Congress, by joint resolution approved 
                June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as amended, has 
                authorized and requested the President to proclaim 
                annually the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend 
                as ``National Safe Boating Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 21 
                through May 27, 2016, as National Safe Boating Week. I 
                encourage all Americans who participate in boating 
                activities to observe this occasion by learning more 
                about safe boating practices and taking advantage of 
                boating education.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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