NOAA Small Boat Standards and Procedures Manual

This document contains the standards and procedures for operations and management of NOAA small boats. It is required by the provisions in NOAA Administrative Order 209-125, NOAA Small Boat Safety Program. The Manual undergoes continuous review by the Small Boat Program and Small Boat Safety Board.

The NOAA Small Boat Standards and Procedures Manual, 3rd Edition, 08 AUG 2011 (PDF). A record of changes is on page iv of the 3rd edition.

Small Boat Safety Program Vision:
Be the center of expertise for: guidance; training; metrics, both for safety and management; and coordination of regional assets