National Safe Boating Week, 2015, 29191-29194 [2015-12431]

Download as PDF Vol. 80 Wednesday, No. 97 May 20, 2015 Part III The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9280—National Safe Boating Week, 2015 Proclamation 9281—Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015 Proclamation 9282—World Trade Week, 2015 Proclamation 9283—Armed Forces Day, 2015 Memorandum of May 15, 2015—Delegation of Functions Under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 29193 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 97 Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9280 of May 15, 2015 The President National Safe Boating Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s waterways are conduits to creating lasting memories, to discovering worlds of adventure, and to generating economic opportunity. On our rivers, lakes, and oceans, a father brings his daughter fishing for the first time, and a young man learns his ancestors’ trade; a family takes a hard-earned vacation, and a captain cares for her prized vessel. During National Safe Boating Week, we remember that protecting the promise of our waterways rests on each of us. Before embarking on any journey on the water, Americans should prepare for potential hazards by remembering to check the forecast, filing a float plan with a family member or friend, performing a vessel safety check, and confirming their boat has essential safety equipment and communications tools, including life jackets, fire extinguishers, and weather radios. Operators should also be ready for sudden weather changes that can affect a voyage— fog, thunderstorms, and wind shifts can often occur without warning, and knowing how to respond to dangerous weather can save lives. By always wearing life jackets and never drinking while boating, boaters and passengers can further ensure their safety and well-being and help guarantee a great day out on the water does not end in tragedy. At times, disaster still strikes, even when we are prepared. But thanks to the courageous women and men who serve our Nation and protect our waters, the United States Coast Guard stands always ready to help keep Americans safe at sea. As we look forward to spending time with loved ones this summer and taking advantage of all our scenic waterways have to offer, I encourage everyone to visit www.USCGBoating.org to learn more about responsible boating. Together, we can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the water and avoid preventable injuries and property damage. 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 7day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as ‘‘National Safe Boating Week.’’ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 2015, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 29194 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–12431 Filed 5–19–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD0.SGM 20MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12431]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 97

May 20, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9280--National Safe Boating Week, 2015



Proclamation 9281--Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015



Proclamation 9282--World Trade Week, 2015



Proclamation 9283--Armed Forces Day, 2015



Memorandum of May 15, 2015--Delegation of Functions Under the Foreign 
Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9280 of May 15, 2015

                
National Safe Boating Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's waterways are conduits to creating lasting 
                memories, to discovering worlds of adventure, and to 
                generating economic opportunity. On our rivers, lakes, 
                and oceans, a father brings his daughter fishing for 
                the first time, and a young man learns his ancestors' 
                trade; a family takes a hard-earned vacation, and a 
                captain cares for her prized vessel. During National 
                Safe Boating Week, we remember that protecting the 
                promise of our waterways rests on each of us.

                Before embarking on any journey on the water, Americans 
                should prepare for potential hazards by remembering to 
                check the forecast, filing a float plan with a family 
                member or friend, performing a vessel safety check, and 
                confirming their boat has essential safety equipment 
                and communications tools, including life jackets, fire 
                extinguishers, and weather radios. Operators should 
                also be ready for sudden weather changes that can 
                affect a voyage--fog, thunderstorms, and wind shifts 
                can often occur without warning, and knowing how to 
                respond to dangerous weather can save lives. By always 
                wearing life jackets and never drinking while boating, 
                boaters and passengers can further ensure their safety 
                and well-being and help guarantee a great day out on 
                the water does not end in tragedy.

                At times, disaster still strikes, even when we are 
                prepared. But thanks to the courageous women and men 
                who serve our Nation and protect our waters, the United 
                States Coast Guard stands always ready to help keep 
                Americans safe at sea. As we look forward to spending 
                time with loved ones this summer and taking advantage 
                of all our scenic waterways have to offer, I encourage 
                everyone to visit www.USCGBoating.org to learn more 
                about responsible boating. Together, we can enjoy the 
                beauty and bounty of the water and avoid preventable 
                injuries and property damage.

                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 16 
                through May 22, 2015, 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 
                fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-12431
Filed 5-19-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5