National Safe Boating Week, 2020, 30819-30820 [2020-11053]

Download as PDF 30819 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 98 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10035 of May 15, 2020 The President National Safe Boating Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Safe Boating Week, I am proud to join with the United States Coast Guard and its Federal, State, and local partners in encouraging all Americans to institute the safe boating practices necessary to enjoy our Nation’s waters responsibly. For more than 60 years, raising awareness of safe boating procedures has helped reduce injuries and fatalities, even as the number of Americans spending time out on the water has continued to grow. Boat operators can help reduce the number of water-related accidents through proper preparation and sensible precautions. A free vessel safety check conducted by the United States Coast Guard is an essential first step in ensuring a boat is ready for navigation on the water. New boaters can take courses to learn how they can ensure that everyone returns from the water unharmed. Life jackets also remain indispensable in preventing drowning, the most common cause of boating fatalities. For this reason, every boat needs to be equipped with proper life jackets for everyone onboard, and they should be worn while on the water. Additionally, individuals must never pilot a boat while intoxicated, and passengers should moderate their alcohol consumption as a precaution against accidents. By taking the necessary steps, we can make our Nation’s waters even safer for all who enjoy them. This week, I call upon all Americans to ensure that they are prepared to have safe boating experiences. Through preventative measures and responsible behavior, we can help keep everyone out of harm’s way while engaging in boating activities on our Nation’s beautiful oceans, lakes, and rivers. 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.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 2020, 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 that align with the White House’s ‘‘Guidelines for Opening up America Again.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 May 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD1.SGM 20MYD1 30820 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–11053 Filed 5–19–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 May 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD1.SGM 20MYD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 30819-30820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11053]



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Vol. 85

Wednesday,

No. 98

May 20, 2020

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 10035--National Safe Boating Week, 2020



Proclamation 10036--Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020



Proclamation 10037--World Trade Week, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10035 of May 15, 2020

                
National Safe Boating Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Safe Boating Week, I am proud to join 
                with the United States Coast Guard and its Federal, 
                State, and local partners in encouraging all Americans 
                to institute the safe boating practices necessary to 
                enjoy our Nation's waters responsibly. For more than 60 
                years, raising awareness of safe boating procedures has 
                helped reduce injuries and fatalities, even as the 
                number of Americans spending time out on the water has 
                continued to grow.

                Boat operators can help reduce the number of water-
                related accidents through proper preparation and 
                sensible precautions. A free vessel safety check 
                conducted by the United States Coast Guard is an 
                essential first step in ensuring a boat is ready for 
                navigation on the water. New boaters can take courses 
                to learn how they can ensure that everyone returns from 
                the water unharmed. Life jackets also remain 
                indispensable in preventing drowning, the most common 
                cause of boating fatalities. For this reason, every 
                boat needs to be equipped with proper life jackets for 
                everyone onboard, and they should be worn while on the 
                water. Additionally, individuals must never pilot a 
                boat while intoxicated, and passengers should moderate 
                their alcohol consumption as a precaution against 
                accidents. By taking the necessary steps, we can make 
                our Nation's waters even safer for all who enjoy them.

                This week, I call upon all Americans to ensure that 
                they are prepared to have safe boating experiences. 
                Through preventative measures and responsible behavior, 
                we can help keep everyone out of harm's way while 
                engaging in boating activities on our Nation's 
                beautiful oceans, lakes, and rivers.

                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 16 
                through May 22, 2020, 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 that align with the White House's 
                ``Guidelines for Opening up America Again.''

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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 twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-11053
Filed 5-19-20; 11:15 am]
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