Yes, its been a long time, but I dont think the process has changed much.
The biggest consideration I think is which venues you want a waiver for. The official I worked with was nice enough to tell me which ones NOT to put on the form. As I understand the process, if there is an objection then you are basically done. He told me that there are several venues which almost always generate objections (I dont recall
which and it may have changed by now).
The safest bet on the impact questions is to describe in a way that shows little or no impact. In my case, my boat
was going into an existing charter
fleet so I could actually show a positive impact...even better!