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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 400. Watercraft: Accident and Casualty Reporting

4VAC15-400-20. Immediate notification of reportable accident.

When an accident occurs that requires a written report in accordance with 4VAC15-400-30, the operator shall, without delay, by the quickest means available, notify the department headquarters, or the most immediately available member of the department, of:

1. The date, time, and exact location of the occurrence;

2. The major details of the accident including the name of each person who died or disappeared;

3. The number and name of the vessel; and

4. The names and addresses of the owner and operator.

When the operator of a vessel cannot give the notice required by the foregoing, each person, on board the vessel shall notify the department or a member of its law-enforcement force, or determine that the notice has been given.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-701 and 29.1-735 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-04-4 § 2, eff. July 1, 1973; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 29, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 23, eff. August 1, 2019.

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