National Safe Boating Week, 2018, 24209-24210 [2018-11368]

Download as PDF 24209 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 101 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9750 of May 18, 2018 The President National Safe Boating Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As summer approaches, Americans across the country will begin to enjoy time out on the water with their families and friends. Whether fishing, watching beautiful sunsets, learning how to navigate, or continuing family traditions, boating promises fun and lasting memories. Realizing the joy of boating, however, requires that we follow safe boating practices. During National Safe Boating Week, I urge all Americans to prepare for boating activities by becoming familiar with proper safety procedures. Americans should take precautionary actions to ensure that everyone makes it home unharmed after fun on the water. Inspecting your boat thoroughly and participating in a free vessel safety check offered through the Coast Guard can help ensure both you and your boat are ready for the water. A pre-departure checklist can help remind you to monitor the weather and bring required equipment, and filing a float plan with a reliable person helps ensure that the Coast Guard is notified if you do not return as planned. Boaters should also wear life jackets and make sure there is always someone onboard who is unimpaired and capable of operating the boat. The Coast Guard and its Federal, State, and local partners estimate that avoiding alcohol and wearing a life jacket can prevent more than 80 percent of boating fatalities. 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 before Memorial Day weekend as ‘‘National Safe Boating Week.’’ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 19 through May 25, 2018, 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 safety education opportunities. I also encourage the Governors of the States and Territories, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to join me in encouraging boating safety through events and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24MYD0.SGM 24MYD0 24210 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–11368 Filed 5–23–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24MYD0.SGM 24MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 24209-24210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11368]



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Vol. 83

Thursday,

No. 101

May 24, 2018

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9750--National Safe Boating Week, 2018



Proclamation 9751--Emergency Medical Services Week, 2018



Proclamation 9752--World Trade Week, 2018



Proclamation 9753--Armed Forces Day, 2018



Proclamation 9754--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, 
Texas


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Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9750 of May 18, 2018

                
National Safe Boating Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As summer approaches, Americans across the country will 
                begin to enjoy time out on the water with their 
                families and friends. Whether fishing, watching 
                beautiful sunsets, learning how to navigate, or 
                continuing family traditions, boating promises fun and 
                lasting memories. Realizing the joy of boating, 
                however, requires that we follow safe boating 
                practices. During National Safe Boating Week, I urge 
                all Americans to prepare for boating activities by 
                becoming familiar with proper safety procedures.

                Americans should take precautionary actions to ensure 
                that everyone makes it home unharmed after fun on the 
                water. Inspecting your boat thoroughly and 
                participating in a free vessel safety check offered 
                through the Coast Guard can help ensure both you and 
                your boat are ready for the water. A pre-departure 
                checklist can help remind you to monitor the weather 
                and bring required equipment, and filing a float plan 
                with a reliable person helps ensure that the Coast 
                Guard is notified if you do not return as planned. 
                Boaters should also wear life jackets and make sure 
                there is always someone onboard who is unimpaired and 
                capable of operating the boat. The Coast Guard and its 
                Federal, State, and local partners estimate that 
                avoiding alcohol and wearing a life jacket can prevent 
                more than 80 percent of boating fatalities.

                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 before Memorial Day weekend 
                as ``National Safe Boating Week.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 19 
                through May 25, 2018, 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 safety education opportunities. I also 
                encourage the Governors of the States and Territories, 
                and appropriate officials of all units of government, 
                to join me in encouraging boating safety through events 
                and activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-11368
Filed 5-23-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P