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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007

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FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//
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UNCLAS //N01710//
ALCOAST 337/08
COMDTNOTE 1710
SUBJ:  VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL AND SPA SAFETY ACT OF 2007, P.L.
110-140
A.  COAST GUARD MORALE, WELL-BEING AND RECREATION MANUAL, COMDTINST
M1710.13 (SERIES)
1.  RECENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES IN POOL AND SPA SAFETY HAVE BEEN
APPROVED THAT PROTECT CHILDREN FROM LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES AND
DEATH FROM POOL AND SPA DRAINS.  THESE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES APPLY TO
POOLS AND SPAS OPERATED BY THE COAST GUARD.
2.  BY DEC 2008, EACH POOL AND SPA OPERATED BY THE COAST GUARD WITH
A SINGLE MAIN DRAIN OTHER THAN AN UNBLOCKABLE DRAIN SHALL BE
EQUIPPED, AT A MINIMUM, WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING DEVICES
OR SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO PREVENT ENTRAPMENT:
  A.  SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEM
  B.  SUCTION-LIMITING VENT SYSTEM
  C.  GRAVITY DRAINAGE SYSTEM
  D.  AUTOMATIC PUMP SHUT-OFF SYSTEM
  E.  DRAIN DISABLEMENT, OR
  F.  OTHER SYSTEMS (IDENTIFIED AS ANY OTHER SYSTEM DETERMINED BY
THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION TO BE EQUALLY EFFECTIVE AS,
OR BETTER THAN, ANY OF THE ABOVE SAFETY DEVICES.)
3.  COMMANDS WITH POOLS OR SPAS SHALL ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THIS
LEGISLATION BY DEC 2008.  JAGS SHALL ENSURE THAT
THIS REQUIREMENT IS MET WHEN REVIEWING SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK
POLICIES AS AUTHORIZED BY REF (A).
4.  THE COMDT (CG-103) POC IS MR. GARY SCHEER AT (757) 420-2480,
EXT. 3035 OR GARY.S.SCHEER(AT)USCG.MIL.
5.  THIS CHANGE WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEXT REVISION OF REF
(A).
6.  RELEASED BY RADM MARK TEDESCO, ACTING, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR
HUMAN RESOURCES.
7.  INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
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