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Reciprocity

NDP Reciprocity Agreements
Reciprocity Issues
Reciprocity Minimum Standards


NDP Reciprocity Agreements - Updated 02/06/2014

Organization Period Sponsor Contact Phone / E-Mail Certification
Alaska Department Of Fish & Game (ADF&G) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Robert Stone
NMFS Auke Bay
Kyle Hebert 907-465-4228
Kyle.Hebert@Alaska.Gov
SCIENTIFIC
Bishop Museum 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Raymond Boland
NMFS PIFSC EOD
Richard Pyle 808-848-4115
Deepreef@Bishopmuseum.Org
SCIENTIFIC
Bureau Of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Tane Casserley
NOS Thunder Bay Lab Alpena, MI
David Ball 805-389-7593
David.Ball@Boem.Gov
SCIENTIFIC
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Tane Casserley
NOS Thunder Bay Lab Alpena, MI
Daniel Herb Leedy 504-736-2776
Daniel.leedy@bsee.gov
SCIENTIFIC
California Department Of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Steve Thomas
NMFS SWR Field Office
David Osorio 831-649-7195
david.osorio@wildlife.ca.gov
SCIENTIFIC
Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (CNMI BECQ) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Raymond Boland
NMFS PIFSC EOD
Ryan Okano 670-664-8500
ryanokano@deq.gov.mp
SCIENTIFIC
Florida Department Of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Justin Keesee
OMAO / NDC
Jeff Loflin 850-245-2312
Jeff.Loflin@Dep.State.Fl.Us
WORKING
Guam Department Of Agriculture Division Of Aquatic And Wildlife Resources (DAWR) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Raymond Boland
NMFS PIFSC EOD
Brent Tibbatts 671-735-3987
Brent.Tibbatts@Gmail.Com
SCIENTIFIC
Hawaii Division Of Aquatic Resources (DAR) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Raymond Boland
NMFS PIFSC EOD
Paul Y. Murakawa 808-253-9826
Paul.Y.Murakawa@Hawaii.Gov
SCIENTIFIC
The American Academy Of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Gregory B. McFall
NDP Seattle
Amy L. Moran 864-656-1488
morana@hawaii.edu
SCIENTIFIC
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Gregory B. McFall
NDP Seattle
Kennard W. Potts 202-566-1267
Potts.Kennard@Epa.Gov
SCIENTIFIC
United States Geological Survey (USGS) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Tane Casserley
NOS Thunder Bay Lab Alpena, MI
Marc Blouin 734-657-0690
mblouin@usgs.gov
SCIENTIFIC
United States Department Of The Interior National Park Service (NPS) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Justin Keesee
OMAO / NDC
Brett Seymour 303-969-2993
Brett_Seymour@Nps.Gov
WORKING
United States Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) 01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Raymond Boland
NMFS PIFSC EOD
Patricia Echo-Hawk 512-353-0011 X 241
patricia_echo-hawk@fws.gov
SCIENTIFIC

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Reciprocity Issues

Several organizations have reciprocity with NDP at the working or scientific diver levels. All reciprocity agreements are for one year and vary in content between organizations. The procedures for participating reciprocity divers are outlined in the NOAA Diving Regulations, section 5.0, g. and needs no further clarification. A listing of organizations that have reciprocity with NDP is included in this section.

NOAA diving supervisors originate requested from non-NOAA organizations for reciprocity to the Director, NOAA Diving Program (DNDP). Reciprocity is granted to organizations based on NOAA Diving Program regulations, operational procedures and training standards. A checklist was developed to assist NOAA diving supervisors when reviewing request for reciprocity. NOAA diving standards are listed for comparison with non-NOAA organizations. Reciprocity request should only be forwarded to the DNDP when all NOAA criteria are meet by the requesting organization.

Current Reciprocity Agreements

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Reciprocity Minimum Standards
Forms This table is also available for download.
(Acrobat PDF file)

NOAA REQUIREMENTS Yes No
Dive Certification: Initial
•Scuba certified by a recognized diving agency
•Additional certification or training required above entry level dive certification
•Pass a written examination
•Pass an open-water skills checkout dive
•Complete a minimum of 25 open-water dives
•Pass initial and regularly scheduled dive physicals
Dive Certification: Maintenance
•Complete a minimum of 12 dives per year
•Complete periodic training in CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration
Dive Equipment
•Regulators tested annually
•Depth gauges tested annually
•Submersible pressure gauges tested annually
•Scuba cylinders visually inspected annually
•Minimum equipment:
-Primary and alternate air source
-Floatation device
-Timing device
-Depth gauge
-Submersible pressure gauge
Support Equipment
•Compressors tested for air quality every 6 months
•Minimum equipment:
-First aid kit
-Oxygen resuscitator

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