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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

4VAC15-400-30. Written casualty or accident reports required; time for making.

A. In addition to the notification required by 4VAC15-400-20 of this chapter, the operator of a vessel shall submit a written casualty or accident report to the department when, as a result of an occurrence that involves the vessel or its equipment:

1. A person dies;

2. A person is unable to perform normal or usual activities;

3. Damage to the vessel and other property damage totals more than $2,000 or complete loss of the vessel; or

4. A person disappears from the vessel under circumstances that indicate probable death or injury.

B. A written report required by this section must be made:

1. Within 48 hours of the occurrence if a person dies within 24 hours of the occurrence;

2. Within 48 hours of the occurrence if a person is unable to perform normal or usual activities or disappears from a vessel; and

3. Within 10 days of the occurrence or death if an earlier report is not required by the foregoing provisions of this section.

C. When the operator of a vessel cannot submit the report required by this section, the owner shall submit the required report.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-501, 29.1-502, 29.1-701, and 29.1-735 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-04-4 § 3, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003.

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