Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New VGB Resource Center for Waterparks

If you're a waterpark operator in the U.S., the date Dec. 19, 2008—Friday—is probably marked on your calendar. That's the day the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act takes effect. The VGB Act has gotten a lot of attention lately; there was even a segment on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday.

We have assembled materials to help members navigate the new provisions:
  • Due Diligence Plan: Members should review the linked document immediately and take appropriate steps to address their individual situations in light of the unavailability of product to fit large, field-fabricated drains. This document has not been approved by CPSC. It does not provide legal advice, but highlights some best practice steps that could be taken. Members are urged to consult counsel as necessary.
  • Contact Elected Officials: Tell your member of Congress about the challenges you are facing as a result of the VGB Act. Our grassroots action center makes it easy for you to contact your elected officials. Just fill in your contact information and click “send”.
These materials and others can also be found on the IAAPA Waterpark Community Page.

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