NF 57-03-69, 70 (06-18) NOAA-Owned Diving Equipment Off-Duty User Agreement
What: This form has two parts. The first part confirms that the NOAA Diver agrees to follow NOAA Diving Program standards, polices, and procedures when using NOAA-owned gear during off-duty dives. This includes gear owned by individual Diving Units and that issued by the Standardized Equipment Program (SEP). The second part is a liability waiver which the NOAA Diver initials and signs agreeing to hold harmless NOAA and the United States government for any injuries or damages which may occur when NOAA-owned gear is used during an off-duty dive.
When: This form should be initialed and signed by the NOAA Diver and signed by the UDS before the diver uses any NOAA issued gear for off-duty dives.
Record keeping: A digital or printed copy should be retained at the Diving Unit as long as the diver wishes to use NOAA-owned gear for off-duty dives.