The series of documents will cover the requirements for all types of personal protective equipment, (PPE), used when conducting rescues on the surface of a body of water and/or unstable surface and will include PPE used to protect the torso, hands, head, feet, eyes, and ears. (Body of water: Accumulation of water such as an ocean, sea, lake, river, dam, reservoir, pond, wetland, or flooding be it static or moving. Unstable surface: A surface that is subject to movement such as water, ice, mud, and snow.) The documents will not cover PPE that is used under the surface of a body of water, e.g. dive or underwater operations. It also will not cover PPC used in other high-risk situations such as those involving firefighting, hazardous materials, or biological agents. The documents will describe performance requirements for the PPE and include requirements for marking and manufacturer’s instructions.