I guess my question as a race director is: "If USMS is going to offer OEV for open water, who is doing the work? Will it make my job harder or easier? What about the Lisa's job?" [Note: Lisa is the VA Registrar]
One event created confusion for us this year b/c of the funds... $12 had to go to USMS, $12 had to go to LMSC, etc. I think Betsy (VMST Treasurer) took the CA disbursement and wrote a check for $24 for each OEV to our LMSC, and then the LMSC treasurer (Charlie) had to turn around and write a $12 check to USMS (involving another Treasurer!). Lisa and I had to track all of that.
It was a headache for CA to set it up initially (making it $25.40 so they could keep a portion), but once their part was done, they were done... the biggest headache was for the financial follow up after the race-- involving 3 Treasurers, the Registrar, and the Race Director. That's a lot of cooks in the kitchen!
So yeah, I guess I'm concerned about implementation of this rule.