b'Continued from page 4: Letter from the PresidentRelief Act, the Capital Construction Fund, and all of the ongoing PVA backed issues. The following week Eric Christensen joined usinSouthFloridaforourfirstin-person CoastGuardIndustryDaysincethepan-demic. It was heldin Ft. Lauderdale and was hostedbyPVAmemberBillWalkerofFt. Lauderdale Water Taxi. Bill provided a vessel dry-docked in the facility for a simulated hull and tail shaft exam. Topics of Flagship SMS/SIP, pitted plate, waterways management is-sues, including event permitting and bridgesPVA President Bob Bijur (right) with local marine inspectors at Sector Miami Industry Day.illegal charters, and drug and alcohol testing were discussed. Eric provided information on Coast Guard appeals and reconciliation, dryChairJenniferHomendy.Wethankedtheasm that our members have to participate in dock credit, and a whole presentation on is- Chair for attending and addressing the PVAlive events. I hope everyone continues to re-sues affecting our industry. The Coast GuardmembershipinCovington,Ky.atourfirstmain safe in their operations and has a very presence was strong and among other things,in-person convention in over two years. Wesuccessful start to their seasons. I am looking they emphasized the importance of knowingalso expressed our gratitude for their outreachforward to hearing from you and welcome your COI dates. Many thanks to the Sectorand reporting. We suggested that a study bethe opportunity to see you at our fall PVA Miami Prevention staff, host Bill Walker andconducted, similar to the one on shared wa- region meetings.his staff, and Eric who is always there to sup- terways in 2017, on the topic of illegal charters port us and to ensure our voice is heard. and its negative effect on safety for the bothAt your service,the unsuspecting passengers and rest of the Lastly, PVA was invited to participate in a lis- boating community. tening session entitledTransportation Safe-ty Summit on Marine Safetyhosted by Na- I am very encouraged by all of these recentBob Bijurtional Transportation Safety Board(NTSB)PVA face-to-face meetings and the enthusi- PVA President, 2022Continued from page 7: Letter from the Executive DirectoIntherulemaking,DOTproposesto PVA member information aboutRegulatory Compliance Tools addoralfluidtestingasanalternativetocoronavirusPVA Manual for Compliance with theurinalysisforcomplyingwithdrugtestingCoronavirus reopening guidelines for PVAvessel general permitrequirementscontainedinTitle49Codemember vessel operatorsof Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40. OralAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)fluidtesting,asproposedbyDOT,wouldSafety and Crew Training Tools Americans with Disabilities Actinvolve swabbing the inside of an individualsAccess the online learning managementDepartment of Transportation Rulemouth as the method of specimen collection.system portal Americans with Disabilities ActThis type of specimen collection is already Rail jumper note from the coast guard Department of Justice Rule done for alcohol testing. This is an importantRail jumper safety guidancestepforwardtowardtestingformarijuana PVA member employee handbook Flagship Safety Management System impairment. Reporting close calls with recreational PVA Flagship SMS guidelines boatersCoast Guard Letter of Acceptance PVA MEMBER SERVICES Marine employers drug testing guidanceFlagship toolboxDoyouknowthatPVAhasavarietyof HAZMAT training acceptance letter valuable resources and tools to use in crewHAZMAT training presentation Best wishes for an outstanding spring season. training, regulatory compliance, and generalIn the meantime, please let me know whenever vesseloperations?IhopeyouwilltakeaSecurity Tools we can be of assistance to you.momenttoreviewPVAscurrentofferings Alternative Security Program (ASP) by going to the PVA web site and clicking onrequest form Sincerely,member resources.Security drill tools and guidanceDHS action guides and information for COVID-19 Information for PVA Members active shooter and other attacksGovernment information about Cyber risk management guidelines John R. Groundwater coronavirusCyber assessment Executive Director 39 MAY 2022'