NF 57-03-10 (03-16) Agreement Approving Diving operations from NOAA Owned or Contracted Vessels Under Non-NOAA Diving Standards
What: This document is used when a non-NOAA organization wishes to conduct dive operations from a vessel owned or contracted by NOAA. The visiting organization may dive under their standards provided they are comparable to NOAA. The NDCSB will review the dive plan and DEAP for safety and make a recommendation to the NOAA representative approving the agreement. The agreement has checkboxes indicating the applicability of OSHA diving standards, and whether the visiting organization has current reciprocity with the NDP. The vessel captain is also required to review and approve the operation.
When: The UDS will submit this form to the NDCSB through their LODO for approval. Due to the number of people who must review and approve this agreement, please SUBMIT THIS AGREEMENT AT LEAST SIX (6) WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF DIVING OPERATIONS.
Record keeping: A digital or printed copy should be retained at the unit.