To reduce fatalities from onboard shocks and ESD, various organizations have developed new standards. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) issues recommended standards for recreational boats, while the National Fire and Protection Association (NFPA) develops electrical standards known as NEC (National Electric Code). These standards are neither national, nor standard code— they are recommendations—and it is up to each state or locality to adopt them. ABYC focuses on your boat, while the NFPA has turned its attention to marinas. Over the last decade NFPA has been developing and implementing new standards to address the marina side of the issue, resulting in changes to dock pedestals that have created some confusion and frustration for boaters.