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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 430. Watercraft: Safety Equipment Requirements

4VAC15-430-100. Visual distress signal exceptions.

The following persons need not comply with 4VAC15-430-80; however, each must carry on board visual distress signals suitable for night use, selected from the list in 4VAC15-430-120 or 4VAC15-430-130, in the number required, between sunset and sunrise:

1. A person competing in any organized marine parade, regatta, race, or similar event;

2. A person using a manually propelled boat; or

3. A person using a sailboat of completely open construction, not equipped with propulsion machinery, under 26 feet in length.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003.

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