The information posted here
is regarding the status of an active US Coast Guard-Transport
Canada-industry project and is not to be considered new policy or new
requirements. The intent is solely to provide progress updates to
a project supported by the US Coast Guard and Transport Canada to
develop a single Consolidated North American Standard for
lifejackets/PFDs. On 6 September 2007, the Coast Guard attended a
meeting hosted by the PFD Manufacturers Assmciation (PFDMA) in
Burlington, Vermont in support of US-Canadian cooperation toward the
development of a harmonized standard for lifejackets/PFDs. The
meeting resulted in a plan as outlined in the documents here.
These documents are considered to be works-in-progress and may be
revised as necessary to reflect changes. Comments may be directed
as noted within the doauments.